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    November 7, 2012
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good morning. four more years. president obama wins a second term. >> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> governor romney gracious in defeat. >> i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this election is over, but our principles endure. >> for the president the hard fought campaign is behind him, but the real work of turning around a troubled and still divided country begins anew today, wednesday, november 7th, 2012. from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today,"
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decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie with a late night here on democracy plaza or should i say early morning, but in either case, it wasn't as late as some people expected. >> not to take away from the hours you all put in last night, but fact of the matter is we were thinking that maybe we would come on the air this morning with this still undecided, and it was called fairly early in the evening by political standards in a divided country. >> yeah. remember the key state was ohio, and, of course, nbc news declared president obama the projected winner at 11:12 eastern time when ohio was called for the president. >> now, it took some time for the romney camp to actually acknowledge defeat in that state, but just before 1:00 a.m. governor romney called the president then and delivered his
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concession speech. the president followed with his victory speech, something like 30 minutes later. >> all right. if you didn't stay up for all of it, here's where things stand this morning. in the electoral vote, president obama is ahead 303 votes to 206. we're waiting for results from just one state this morning, florida. if the president wins there, it would mark a sweep of all but one of the battleground states. >> that's right. governor romney won north carolina. in terms of the popular vote, the president holds a narrow lead, nearly 2 million more than governor romney. president obama will return to the white house facing a divided congress once again. republicans maintaining their majority in the house. the democrats actually strengthening their hold on the senate, including elizabeth warren's defeat of incumbent massachusetts senator scott brown. one of the most watched races of the election. one of the most expensive as well. we'll talk to senator-elect warren a little bit later. >> as we've been doing all week,
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here's the headlines. "usa today" headline, "obama triumphs, midwest the key and political divide remains and in "the columbus dispatch." ohio wins with ohio. the "boston globe" reads "economy kept obama afloat. blocked romney win, and here's a forward thinking headline in "the wisconsin state journal." observers say paul ryan now a front-runner for the 2016 gop nomination. tell me we're not already talking about 2016. >> let the race begin. of course, we're keeping our eye on another big story as well this morning. can you probably see the flags moving pretty briskly behind us. that is a sign of what's to come as nasty weather, a nor'easter bears down on already storm-ravaged parts of this east coast. al is live along the new jersey shore with what we can expect. >> all right. we want to get right to our top story, the election results. nbc's kristen welker had a late night covering president obama's campaign, and she joins us this morning from chicago. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to
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you, savannah. well, president obama is waking up as a two-term president. a lot of people said it wouldn't be possible because of the stagnant economy, but he was able to rally his core constituents, women, african-americans, young voters works turned out in force to send him back to the white house. a triumphant president obama walked out to a jubilant crowd to claim victory, his wife and children by his side as he savored his hard fought re-election. >> a long campaign is now over. and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you, and you've made me a better president. >> the campaign was long and bitter, and the most expensive in history, but the president struck a tone of healing. >> i just spoke with governor romney and i congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard fought
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campaign. we may have battled fiercely, but it's only because we love this country deeply. >> reporter: the president pledged to meet with mr. romney to try to come up with ways to bring the country together. at his boston headquarters the republican candidate spoke for only five minutes, also calling for unity. >> the nation, as you know, is at a critical point and a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work >> reporter: stagnant economy was the top issue for voters and almost scuttled the president's re-election. mr. obama telling the nation he got the message. >> you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. and in the coming weeks and months i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties, to meet
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the challenges we can only solve together. >> reporter: still, the chicago crowd was electrified as the president delivered a soaring speech in which he thanked all those who supported him, including his family. >> sasha and malia, tyou're growing up to become two strong, smart, beaute full young women like your mom. michelle, i have never loved you mom. i have never been prouder to watch the rest of america fall in love with you, too, as our nation's first lady. >> reporter: the president's daughters are a little taller, his hair grayer, but in his speech mr. obama sounded a lot like the man america first elected four years ago. >> we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america! >> reporter: now the president also joked that unlike 2008 the
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first daughters will not be getting a dog this year. on a more serious note, according to a campaign adviser, the very first phone call that president obama made after governor romney called him to concede was to former president bill clinton, of course, one of his top surrogates during this campaign season. the obamas will head back to the white house a little bit later on today. matt? >> all right. kristen welker covering the campaign from chicago this morning. nbc's peter alexander is at the romney headquarters in boston. obvious disappointment there this morning. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. late last night a source close to the romney campaign summed up their feelings in just three words. he said this one stings. the concession speech, as we witnessed last night, was short, but it was gracious. governor romney wishing the obama family well, also praying for the president, but you couldn't help but hear the disappointment in his voice at the end of what was a six-year quest for the white house. he was joined on stage by his
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deflated family, his wife ann was there, their five sons and a lot of the grandkids as well. in addition, his running mate paul ryan and his wife janna. really little to celebrate last night. before 10:00 the aides cut the audio to the news broadcasts on the giant scene at the site. stunned silence and the band began to play and a little bit earlier when they were watching the returns at the hotel across the street the governor's body man tweeted out this picture. governor and ann having a great time with grandkids, but the idea of a great time was pretty generous use of the words last night. the governor felt very deeply, he really believed that he was going to win this, telling reporters, savannah, that he could feel it yesterday when he was in pennsylvania. this was a stop that was scheduled at the last minute and still more 1,000 people were there to greet him, just a couple days ago, an aide was asked what the governor's last meal would be, basically what he would be eating before he came out to give his speech.
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the aide said that he will live beyond tuesday. nonetheless, this was a deflating and a stinging night for the campaign. i guess if there's any upside, the good news this morning is there is a new beginning. today officially marks the start of the 2016 campaign, so if it's all the same to you, we're going to do some landry, take a nap and we'll head back out on the trail. >> all you guys, 2016, enough already. peter, thanks. our political team is here to break things down. nbc's andrea mitchell, nbc news special correspondent tom brokaw and david gregory, moderator of "meet the press" collectively sleepless in democracy plaza. good morning, everybody. >> good morning. >> let's go to the bottom line, looking at the electoral results it looks like a rout. if you look at the national polling, it's a much closer race. how close is this race, david, and what does it mean for governing? >> well, i think it ultimately wasn't as close because the obama team did what it had to do it. believed the electorate would look a certain way, namely be considerably more diverse and
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that they could get those voters out, despite the fact that a lot of younger voters, latinos, other minorities were not as fired up about the president four years on after a very tough four years, but they got those folks out, overwhelmed that enthusiasm for romney and against the president but there's still a lot of divisions here. we heard it from some leaders on capitol hill last night saying that there's no mandate here for the president. that will be debated given these results. >> leads me to the next question. we have a status quo election. you wake up, a democratic senate, a republican house. you have a president, president obama. business as usual. does that mean we're going to have status quo gridlock? in my mind it reminds me of an old expression it's like winning a pie-eating contest and the prize is more pie. >> you know. this is a more partisan house among the house republicans. the democrats did not pick up seats. they lost seats. the senate is a different animal. the democrats did very well, there but you have both houses with republican leadership
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saying no new taxes, no compromise. there are some people willing to work around that. you've got john cornyn who made a very gracious statements. others leaning -- they have been working behind the scenes. can they come together, and can we find leaders outside of congress? i continue to believe that it's going to be the republican governors that end up leading the republican party to rethink its destiny because it is not in this -- it cannot ignore demographies. >> i want to talk about the republican party in a moment, but first this is not an abstract proposition can they work together, tom? we face a fiscal cliff, huge issues, and there's going to have to be some kind of compromise. >> judgment day the day after the election for everybody, frankly, and i don't think that there's anyone in the house or the senate or anyone that i know and certainly not the president who wants to go off that cliff come january because it's going to be a terrible scar, not only on those individuals and on their parties, but on this
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country at a very crucial time, so my guess is that the president will initiate something reasonably bold, and as andrea indicated, i think there will be pressure from the outside in washington. simultaneously, there's something else under way this morning within the republican party saying we have to change. we cannot go on like this because we keep narrowing the base, and there are a lot of republicans, very senior republicans who have had success in the past and looked at that primary procedure and saw that as a prescription for what happened last night. they were running a retro campaign in the 21st century when things have changed, and the obama people were running a pote modern campaign with technology and looking at the diverse electorate we now have. >> some people say republican soul searching, other republicans say it will be civil war. >> no question. paul ryan is a leader of this party. is it that they were not conservative enough? the reality is mitt romney won a near historic portion of the white vote in america, and he suffered a very bad loss. that's because the country looks
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different. it has changed. the party has got to find a way to reach out to latinos, the fastest growing voting bloc to become a more diverse party with the ability to shed some of the orthodoxy around taxes, around spending over the role of government, and this process is going to begin this morning, the soul searching and redefinition. >> andrea, tom and david, we know you'll be watching, but i hope you sleep at some point today. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> savannah, thanks. chuck todd, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent continues to crunch the numbers, even at this early hour. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. you know, one of the ways, the best ways to show this election is frank lit state of florida. yes, we have it uncalled right now and all the remaining vote, it really does look like, unless there's some sort of accident in florida, missing ballots, and it is florida, so you never know, the president is likely to carry florida, but i want to show you sort of how this demographic time bomb went off and caught the republicans off guard.
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it happened right here in the i-4 corridor, and in particular right here in on the other hand ore. i'm going to give you osceola county, the president won by 25,000 votes. two cycles ago it was a county won by president bush with 5,000 votes. the big change is an influx of cuban and hispanics. florida shows you, the next place where this will happen, where the demographic time bomb went off. goingo happen in georgia. the fastest growing bloc in georgia is spanish, texas and the state of arizona and this is where, to just sort of add to this -- add to this story line here of what the republican party is facing, this issue with
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hispanics becoming a 75-25 democratic voting bloc, mitt romney outperformed john mccain and still lost. >> using his gadgets to illustrate what david gregory was talking about here in the studio. chuck, thank you very much. for more on how the president won a second term let's go to nbc's tamron hall. she's been looking at results of the nbc news national exit polling. good morning to you. >> reporter: it's a similar story as you heard from david gregory and chuck todd. four years ago african-american voters were certainly loyal to the president and that's what we saw this time around. the president getting 93% of the black vote. as much as he did four years ago. as chuck also mentioned, in the latino population, seven in ten of that vote, a little better than four years ago when he got 67% and 10% of this year's electorate compared to 9,000 in
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2008. president obama got two-thirds of unmarried women and won 60% of voters under the age of 30. that's less than the 66% of 2008. a gender gap also worked in the president's favor. he edged among women nine points. we're talking 55% to 44% which more than made up for the eight-point loss he suffered against men. optimism, regarding the direction of the economy, won out over people's negative ceilings that we heard so much about. 39% of voters said the economy is getting better. that is a decent number. 29% said things about the same and 30% said the economy is getting worse. among those people, take a look at this number. 88%, a whopping 88% voted for obama. so you see more insight in these numbers and perhaps it all comes together and makes sense compared to the exit poll and then the final results that we saw. matt. >> tamron, thank you very much.
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as we said, one of the president's keys to victories, his wins in battleground states like virginia. that state was also home to a very bitter senate race. former governor and ex-dnc chairman tim kaine holding off a challenge from republican george allen. senator-elect kaine joins us now. >> matt, great to be back with you guys. >> what made the difference. you heard our experts talk about what made the difference nationally what. made the difference for you and for the president in virginia? >> well, matt, first, virginia has moved from reliably red to just complete battleground. some people thought the president's win here in 2008 was a fluke, but it's not, as we showed last night. the president won by about three points. i won by about five. the growth of the northern virginia suburbs around d.c. has been very helpful, but we're just also seeing, you know, virginians embracing an economy that is quite strong here. they believe in a balanced approach to dealing with the deficit and especially
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virginians want people who can find common ground. that's who we are and that's what it said last night. >> i want to talk about the common grown. the electoral number 303 for the president, and we don't know what happened in florida yet, so obviously people are going to say does that give him a mandate? how would you qualify or quantify the mandate that president obama won last night? >> well, the way i would say it, matt, is this. i think the president definitely has a mandate likely with florida, but because the nation put a democratic senate and made it a little more democratic and a republican house and kept it, you know, fairly republican, i basically think the american public is saying to us we want cooperative government. we don't want all the levers in one party's hands. we're going to force you to work together. >> didn't the american public say that after 2008 as well, and look what happened? why is it going to be different? >> because the -- there's so much bad that's going to happen by year end if we go over this fiscal cliff that i think that's going to bring both parties
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together for a solution that will then springboard into a bigger picture budget deal, and second i was listening earlier. i do think the republican party is going to look in the mirror and decide that they need to work hand in hand with democrats on issues like immigration reform. in the future of the republican party, they are not going to continue to put such a hard face towards latino voters, and so that's going to provide an opportunity for another significant issue where we can build bridges i think early in 2013. >> going back to the fiscal cliff for a second, negotiations over that. you're going to have paul ryan, governor romney's running mate and the chairman of the house budget committee sitting across the table from the president. what do you think that's going to be like? >> well, it's -- you know, look, i think these folks have been in this line of work for a while. there's going to be some tender feels, but at the end of the day we have to put the country first. nobody wants to see this fiscal cliff without a deal because the cuts are severe and the tax increases are severe, and so
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we've got to find a path forward, and i think -- i was talking to senator webb who is a wonderful senator who i will be succeeding in the senate, and he was reminding me, a senate staffer a number of years ago, he said we see these things happen. there's some jousting before election day, but he feels real confident that we'll find a deal, and i think that deal will start to unleash a shackle on the american economy. congress is the major shackle right now, the dysfunction in congress. we see other signs of lift. we've got to have a congress that can work together and between now and year end i think that's going to be our opportunity to take that first big step. >> senator-elect tim kaine down in virginia, once again, congratulations to you. >> thanks, matt. >> much more on the election in just a couple of minutes. >> we want to get the latest on the powerful storm that's taking aim as the hard-hit east coast just on the heels of sandy. al is in point pleasant beach, new jersey again this morning. al, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt. they built this birm, this dune
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about a mile long yesterday to protect against this nor'easter coming in. they are putting in an access point. they will be bringing in dump trucks to put in more sand to protect against storm surge. let's show you the nor'easter right now. it's making its way up along the new jersey coast. it's bringing in strong northeasterly winds. wind gusts of anywhere from 30 to 40 miles per hour. take a look. we're expecting airport delays today along the i-95 corridor. we're al expecting storm surge coming in. anywhere from four to -- two to four feet of storm surge along the eastern sea board. as you can see, the storm surge is going to be causing problems as far as beach and erosion, flooding, shore waves of eight to 12 feet. wind gusts of 65 miles per hour. we have rain with the system. we are talking anywhere from two to four inches of rain. but look at what's behind it. along the new york/nrnew jersey
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shoreline. we are talking snow. some areas picking up six to nine inches of snow. the philadelphia area has a winter storm warning in effect for tonight on into tomorrow. so, big effects due to this nor'easter after sandy pounds the era a week before this. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> that storm is bringing us some light rain now and chilly temperatures in the 30s for areas generally to the east of i-95. south of washington now. we'll have that moisture continuing to move in from the east and change to wet snow this afternoon. a dusting on grassy areas around the metro area and northern virginia. again, mainly on grassy areas melting on roadways. blustery winds today and tomorrow. sunshine back warming into the weekend. >> savannah, you talk about big
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trucks, they are bringing in big trucks to get a big, big job done. >> get out of the way there, al. they have a lot of work to do. thank you so much. we'll check back in with you in a bit. just ahead, a lot more on the election on the morning after including what the next four years will look like for the first family, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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just ahead, we'll try to figure out what last night's results mean for main street and wall street. >> but first a check of your local news and weather.
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good morning. it's 7:26. i'm aaron gilchrist. in decision 2012 this morning, tim kaine is headed to capitol hill. he defeated george allen in the virginia senate race. maryland voters upheld an amendment in the state. an upset in the d.c. counsel rac race. the forecast, now. tom? >> a coastal storm bringing in rain into the eastern suburbs. north and east of washington, light rain is accompanied by temperatures above freezing. later this afternoon, rain
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i return to the white house more determined and inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead. >> this is a time of great challenges for america, and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> president obama and governor romney addressing their supporters overnight after a hard fought campaign and a long one, too. the president returning to the white house for a second term after taking both the electoral and popular vote. it's 7:30 now on this wednesday morning. it's the 7th day of november, 2012. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer here on democracy plaza. >> can you take the shot where you see the skating rink behind
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us with the map of the united states down there. we've got the states in red or blue, all decided except that one in the foreground right there. that is the state of florida, still clear because the outcome there is unclear. we're not sure who's won that state. still trying to figure it out. >> still waiting for votes among the miami-dade area, an area where democrats usually do well. >> a moot point, the election has been decided but the economy is front and center in this cape. it will remain a big issue for the americans as we move forward, so how is the president's re-election playing on wall street, for example? we'll be getting into that. >> all right. also a big win for democrats in one of the country's most closely watched and contentious and expensive races. coming up, we're going to talk to massachusetts senator-elect elizabeth warren. >> before we get to that, let's go to nbc's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell who is in columbus, ohio with
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more on some of the congressional races. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. well, democrats did something that at the beginning of this election year seemed unlikely. they held on to control of the senate. they did that despite having to defend 23 of their own seats. they pulled off big wins, big upsets, and the new senate will have more women than ever before. democrats' winning streak started in massachusetts with harvard law professor turned senator-elect elizabeth warren. >> for every family that has been chipped and squeezed and hammered, we're going to fight for a level playing field and we're going to put people back to work. >> reporter: warren knocked out republican scott brown who almost three years ago gave the tea party its first big win. his call for bipartisanship fell short. >> i kept my promise to you to be that independent voice for massachusetts, and i have never ever ever regretted any decision
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that i made for you. >> reporter: in high stakes virginia tim kaine, former democratic national party chairman and governor, defeated george allen in the most expensive senate race. >> our victory tonight proves that it's the number of people who stand with you, not the number of zeros behind a check. >> reporter: red state defeats for republicans in missouri and indiana after tea party-backed todd akin and richard mourdock each made controversial comments about rape and pregnancy. missouri's democratic incumbent claire mccaskill gets a second term. >> i'll continue to be a senator that works across the aisle in a bipartisan way to find the compromises to solve problems for every missouri family, not just the families of those that voted for me. >> reporter: democrat joe donnelly takes indiana's seat from the gop. >> i'm not going there as one party senator or the other party's senator. i'm going there as your senator to work for your family. >> reporter: defeat in
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connecticut for republican linda mcmahon, the world wrestling executive who spent $100 million of her own money in two failed senate campaigns. >> i would really rather have won, but we gave it an incredibly, incredibly good fight. >> reporter: a tough night for former bush administration official tommy thompson. >> it's not the way i planned it. >> reporter: but his state, wisconsin, made history, electing its first woman and the nation's first openly gay senator, democrat tammy baldwin. >> i will stand up for you, and i ask you to work with me to move our state forward. >> reporter: republicans did take one seat away from democrats in nebraska, with tea party-backed deb fischer. >> i thank each of you for placing your trust in me. i will not let you down. >> reporter: and with senator-elect deb fischer she will be 1 of 19 women in the u.s. senate, a record number and
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voters in connecticut will give us our youngest senator choosing democrat chris murphy, a member of congress right now, and now the democrats will hold on to control. nothing will change on the house side either where republicans will be in charge with lots of work to do. matt? >> all right. kelly o'donnell for us, thank you very much. elizabeth warren is now the senator-elect from massachusetts after defeating incumbent republican scott brown. senator-elect warren, good to see you, good morning to you and congratulations. >> thank you. good morning to you. >> you've become the first woman to be elected to the senate from massachusetts. you will hold a seat that was held for nearly 50 years by ted kennedy. at some point last night, as your victory was announced, you guaranteed that democrats would hold the senate. just talk to me about the significance of your win. >> well, this is a win for america's middle class. this is a win for every family that really has been hammered and chipped and squeezed for a generation now. i got in this race because those families need someone else in the senate to fight for them,
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and that's what i'm going to do. >> you are going to washington, and it is incredibly divided. >> yeah. >> it has been for a very long time but some people think it's as bad now as it ever has been. are you going to washington are you in the mood to compromise? >> you know, i think the key is we're in the immediate to work, and we've got to work on behalf of the people who sent us there, and i think they sent a pretty clear message last night. the message is they are tired of this. they have to see our country come together, and we've got to be looking at things not for special interests, not for the big guys but for america's working families. >> with all due respect, let me go back at that. are you in the mood to compromise, and can you tell me one specific area where you will be willing to compromise with republicans for the good of your constituents. >> sure. and that's on the deficit. you know, i look at that deficit, $16 trillion. we've got to find a way to bring
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that deficit down, and that means that we've got to both cut our spending, and we've got to raise some more revenue, and i think there's lots of room for compromise in there. >> let's talk about spending. i mean, your race, boy, was it expensiv expensive. >> no kidding. >> estimates of $66 million. if this continues, senator-elect warren, can anything good come out of this, a system where such vast amounts of money are required and in some cases trump basic ideas? >> you know, i think that where we are on money is terrible. i want to say one other part about it because i think it's important about this race. we had literally tens of thousands of donors. you know that more than half our contributions were $25 or less. 80% were $50 or less. so some of these races at least were not just about big money interest, they were also about a lot of folks who said this matters to me and i'm going to be part of this.
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>> massachusetts senator-elect, elizabeth warren. good luck to you and congratulations. >> thanks you. >> let's get a check of the weather and this powerful storm that is set to bring some heavy winds and even flooding to areas here on the northeast coast that do not need it. al's along the jersey shore. al? >> hey, matt. so it's time to play beat the clock for all these crews who are working to build up the berm and build up the beach here and get a load of some of the big trucks they are bringing in to really build up a barrier, to break -- to make sure that the ocean does not make its way in here because this nor'easter is awfully powerful, it's going bring in a storm surge from anywhere from four to six feet possible. again, dangerous waves and a lot of wind. let's show you what else is going on. it is chilly here in the east. that's because we have a big trough of low pressure. jet stream dips down to the
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south. high pressure out west. look out west. temperatures anywhere from nine to 21 degrees above normal. in the east, new york city, 16 degrees below normal at 41. 48 in richmond. 58 in memphis. you can see the cold temperatures in the northeast. that's why we are going to see snow out of this system. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, storm team 4 radar showing light rain south, east and northeast from washington. the heavier rains along the atlantic sea board. winds are picking up. gusts around 30 miles per hour now. we could get snow on grassy areas this afternoon into this evening accumulating. a dusting around the metro area. the areas north and east could get one to three inches, mainly on grassy areas. >> and that's your latest weather. we're going to look at this nor'easter's impacts in detail coming up in the next half hour.
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matt? >> all right, al. thank you very much. stay warm. up next, how wall street is likely to react to president obama's victory. a little later on, on a lighter note, a live interview with twilight star kristen stewart, but first these messages. i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th,
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obama? let's turn to jim cramer the host of "mad money" on cnbc. good morning to you >> good morning, savannah. >> when the markets open, do you expect reaction that will be discernible that we can trace to the election? >> not that radical. we did go up yesterday. a lot of what's been going on is that there's a sense that there's a devil, you know, on wall street, president obama, and an angel you don't know, and i think that's wrong. i think there's not going to be that much difference between whoever won versus the fiscal cliff is what will really impact wall street. >> the devil you know versus the devil you don't and wall street likes certainty and there's not a lot of certainty. we're facing spending cuts, potential tax hikes. what do you think will happen and how do you think that uncertainty will be a drag on the economy? >> well, i think that the unknown says, you know what? don't do anything here if you have an international business. better to do something in asia. don't hire here, hire in mexico. don't start a new business because it might fail, much more odds that it will fail, and certainly i hate to tell people
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to change their portfolio, but in a taxable portfolio, not an i.r.a., you're going to pay a huge amount in dividend tax, huge, very bad. >> the president has campaigned on the fact that he wants to roll back the bush tax rates for the wealthiest americans, something republicans oppose. we'll see how it shakes out. with the economy not in recession but in recovery, a fragile economy what, would the effect of a tax hike be? >> i think this is a moment where we still have very high unemployment. still trying to get people to hire other people, and if you get a tax hike, you just don't want to do it. it's just better to wait, and that -- that waiting means no decline in unemployment. >> game it out for me. there are sectors happy about the results last night and sectors of the economy that will not be. >> well, what's been working is housing, and there's a sense that ben bernanke, the fed chairman, has kept rates low. housing continues to recover. retail continues to recover. the banks, no. i was listening to elizabeth
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warren, represents a particular kind of style against the banks. the banks will continue to underperform and continue to pay more taxes and certainly more regulation. >> and the president has had a rocky relationship with business. what can he do in the next term to repair that? >> a lot of people are saying he'll suddenly take the calls of ceos. nothing that tells me he will. >> cnbc's jim cramer, host of "mad money" on cnbc. thanks very much. more tonight on your show 6:00 and 11:00 eastern time on nbc. we're back with much more including how election night played out online, right after this. hi.
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defense? >> such a different year. have you to think back where we were four years ago. we elected the first african-american president. >> this is the most important number of the night. watching that, electoral vote. the road to 270. >> what's the key for mitt romney, to go on the offense, to turn a 2008 obama state into a 2012 romney state. >> looking at these county returns, very closely, and i'm obsessed here a little bit watching orange county. florida is going to be razor tight all night. >> i would love geeking out with chuck todd. >> paul ryan's home state has fallen to the democrats. >> the midwestern firewall is hold are for president barack obama. >> that wisconsin call is such a big deal because it is now just ohio away for the president. >> we've been following florida. i want to go back to the drama. >> 2,000 beepers are going off already in florida because everybody knew this would be a tight race. >> still use deepers down there. >> speaking to obama campaign officials who say they like what
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they are seeing right now. >> the words of one source close to the romney campaign so far this night is stinging. >> it wasn't a very romantic -- >> hang on, chuck. hang on, chuck. >> here we go. >> we've got some critical calls. >> yes, we do. >> let's see here. roll them. ohio, president barack obama. >> brian, there's no what ifs anymore, that's done. >> we have gone from excited to elected. >> president barack obama has become the fourth democrat in the last 100 years to be elected to a second term. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader, and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> we're not as divided as our politics suggest.
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we're not as cynical as the pundits believe, and we'll remain a collective of red states and blue states. we will forever be the united states of america, and together with your help and god's grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >> what a night. and as the results came in, the social media websites were abuzz. a record breaking number of people weighing in. this is the first twitter election. >> 20 million tweets as of 10:00. >> 327,453 per minute at 11:19 est when nbc called ohio for the president. >> a couple of popular subjects, took a beating, governor chris christie of new jersey, a lot of people angry about his embrace of barack obama over the last
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7:56 is the time now on this wednesday, november 7, 2012. good morning, i'm eun yang. question 7 in maryland approved. that means expanded gambling at a casino in prince george's county. maryland voters approved same-sex marriage. we are tracking a possibility of snow right now.
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good morning, storm team 4 radar showing areas of sprinkles of light rain around the south of washington and north and east. chilly temperatures arnds the region are around the 30s. low 40s earlier this afternoon. a dusting of light snow. danella, how's traffic? >> a crash on the outer loop of the beltway at 355. i-95, you are under speed. 20 miles per hour to get to i-270. that will take 28 minutes. back to you. >> thank you. find
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8:00 now on a wednesday morning, november 7th, 2012. it is the morning after the election here on democracy plaza. president obama vowing the best is yet to come in his victory speech to supporters last night in chicago and across the country. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie. al will have the latest on this storm that's about to hit the east coast, this nor'easter in just a little while. >> also ahead what. will four more years in the white house mean for the first family, especially the obama girls, sasha and malia. we'll get into that, and did you see that picture online last night. the president tweeted this, four more years. he's got a picture of him hugging his wife.
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that was re-tweeted nearly half a million times. >> as of 3:00 a.m. the obama four more years photo was about to become one of the most liked photos on facebook. has to get 2 million likes to do that so we're not sure if it will get there. getting a lot of attention this morning. coming up, we're going to look at what's next for governor mitt romney following this hard fought campaign. will it be his last political campaign? >> then we'll change the subject a little bit. the final installment of the "twilight" saga hits theaters next weekend, and this morning we'll catch up with one of its stars. kristen stewart is here to tell us what to expect from the next movie and we'll talk about some other things going on in her life as well. >> first off. more on the election. president obama winning both the electoral college and the popular vote, a night highlighted by key victories in the swing states of ohio, virginia and colorado. nbc's kristen welker is in chicago covering the president's campaign. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt.
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the expectations for president obama's second term are high, especially given the stagnant economy, but right now he and his campaign are still celebrating. they were able to rally the president's core constituents, women, latinos, african-americans, who turned out in big numbers to send him back to the white house. this was the scene here in chicago just a few hours ago. the crowd erupted into excitement when president obama and the first family walked out on to the stage. he delivered a soaring victory speech in which he pledged to meet with mitt romney and also to work harder to foster a spirit of bipartisanship by reaching across the aisle, to work with americans on deficit reduction, immigration reform and jobs. jobs were, of course, the number one issue for voters, the economy almost costing the president his re-election. he made it clear he got the message. >> a long campaign is now over.
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and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you, and you've made me a better president. >> now president obama also joked that unlike 2008 the first daughters will not be getting a dog this year. the first family still here in chicago. they will head back to the white house a little later on today. >> kristen welker in chicago this morning, and an update. savannah has an update on the photo. >> know you're dying to know. 2.9 million likes on facebook. that's twitter, of course, but what a moment. we want to get a check on the moment's other top stories. natalie morales over at the news desk. natalie, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt. good morning, everyone. president obama will begin his second term once again working with a divided congress. democrats did strengthen their hold on the senate, but republicans hung on to their
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majority in the house. on other issues, maine and maryland became the first state to approve same-sex marriage by public vote. minnesota voters defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage, and voters in colorado and washington state became the first to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, setting up a battle with the federal government which still outlaws the drug. well, for the second time in just over a week the northeast is bracing for a powerful storm. this one will not pack the same punch as hurricane sandy, but it does threaten to cause new flooding and power outages, even as crews struggle to repair the remaining damage from last week's storm. house lawmakers have subpoenaed the director of a massachusetts pharmacy linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak. director barry kaden had indicated earlier that he would not voluntarily attend a congressional hearing next week. federal officials say more than 400 people have been sickened by contaminated steroid shots from
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the new england compounding center. 30 deaths have also been reported. at least three people are dead and two others are wounded after a workplace shooting in fresno, california. police say an employee at a chicken processing plant, 42-year-old lawrence jones, moved methodically among his victims tuesday shooting them at close range. he died later apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. officials say jones had an extensive criminal record and was recently paroled. now for a special election edition of what is trending, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. as you heard, after that victory was called first by nbc news president obama tweeted this favorite picture of him hugging his wife with the message that read four more years. it did go on to become the most re-tweeted tweet in the history of this site, moving a justin bieber tweet into second place. and it is going to be hard to come up with a good excuse for not voting after you hear this, thanks to the example set
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by one chicago-area woman this. mother to be stopped to vote tuesday even though she had gone into labor with her contractions five minutes apart. she then drove herself to the hospital. the first-time voter said i wanted this to be a stepping stone for my daughter. now, that is one incredible woman. and mashup artist barack stubs might sum up how president obama feels this morning. >> can't touch this. ♪ music hits me so hard >> thank you. for blessing me. >> it feels good. >> and i'm known as such, and this is a -- >> you can't touch me. >> real m.c. hammer tweeted last night that by re-electing the president is making a huge statement. give barack stubs credit for
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that. >> lots of hours in the edit machine, that's for sure. we want to get a check of the weather and the nor'easter bearing down already on storm-ravaged areas in the east coast. al is in point pleasant beach, new jersey this morning. again. >> they have done incredible work along the beach. in one day you look down the beach. you see this eight-foot dune of sand. they took all the sand on the streets here that we showed you last week. they collected it, and they have now created this barrier, and they are replenishing the beach. pretty amazing stuff. okay. let's look at this nor'easter coming in. we're expecting not only in. we are expecting heavy rain, airport delays along the i-95 corridor from washington d.c. up to boston. this is going to bring in heavy rain, strong winds. it will cause coastal flooding, beach erosion, waves of eight to 12 feet. wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour. we also have to worry about rain
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with this system and wind. the wind gusts are going to be brutal. we are looking at heavy rain and snow. the rainfall amounts along the coast, about one to two inches. that's not the worst of it. as colder air is drawn in, it's going bring in heavy snow. we have winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings in southern new jersey and the pennsylvania area and philadelphia area. we are looking at heavy snow. northern, central new jersey into new york state. the weather service, i should say the weather channel named the storm. this one, they are calling athena. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, the coastal storm is going to affect our region. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. sprinkles of light rain south of washington and north and east. we have a chilly morning. we are in the upper 30s to
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around 40 degrees. we might get a little bit of a dusting on grassy areas. maybe one to three inches north and northeast of washington. off and on, that rain changing to wet snow this afternoon off >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, i feel like i haven't seen you in months. you've been out on that beach way too much. get back and see us, okay? >> i don't know. i think tomorrow we may be dealing with snow. >> all right. >> well, then i'll see you next week. >> up next. what can we expect to see from the first family over the next four years. and kristen stewart will be here live to talk about all kinds of things, but first these messages. in america today we're running out of a vital resource we need
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it's also a great asset. the family is a tremendous window to the voting public. this white house will be home to the obamas for four more years. early this morning president obama began his victory celebration with his wife, michelle, and daughters malia and sasha on stage with him. their appearance was brief but significant. like all presidents obama's family is key to his success. for generations of americans, the kennedy white house is the iconic standard for the first family. young and beautiful, their t two-child home represented an american family portrait. >> a severance hope. was always depicted and portrayed by those many, many photographs of the children playing. >> ignition. >> reporter: as the space age took off jackie kennedy stood at the forefront. the world of fashion and arts and culture and her grace softened the hard edge of some of the president kennedy's
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touchest adversaries, like the soviet union nikita khrushchev. in the wake of her husband's death, she led the nation through grief, her son providing a tribute, more eloquent than any other words. >> i just want to thank you for making kids say no to drugs. >> reporter: nancy reagan championed the anti-drug just say no campaign. her son ron was a striking contrast to his father's rugged conservative image making headlines with a risque appearance on "saturday night live" ♪ take the old records off the shelf ♪ >> reporter: as first lady hillary clinton led a bold attempt at health care reform. her daughter chelsea stood as a steady presence through the highs and lows of eight years in office. away from the political arena, the first families have always provided welcome opportunities to see the commander in chief as just a husband and a dad.
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♪ it's a beautiful day >> reporter: like the kennedys the obamas swept into the first term on the promise of hope. mrs. obama has delivered as a motivated campaigner in the battle against childhood obesity and promoting the cause of military families. and now with four more years ahead the first family continues to be the president's strongest base of support. >> when we sit down for dinner, he is there for me, for sasha and malia and there as a dad and that's one of the many reasons why i love him so much. >> reporter: in their first term the obama children were protected from overexposure. that is easier to do when the girls were younger. now the president has to deal with something that all parents can relate to, adolescence. savannah? >> teenagers. andrea mitchell. >> reporter: teenagers. >> thank you so much. washington correspondent for "people" magazine joins us. sandra, good morning to you. now a first family heading into a second term. generally do you see changes in
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how things are? does the family feel liberated, loosened up in a second term in. >> i do think without that re-election cloud looming, you know, they feel a little freer to kind of follow their hearts but also, you know, with malia entering the teenage years and, you know, high school, she's going to be looking at colleges before the end of this term. i do think they will draw the curtain of privacy around the girls a little bit more, you know, now that we aren't showcasing so much their family life for political reasons. >> at the same time, a little harder to do that, right, when the girls are teenagers. you can't lock them up in the white house. they may want to go out and do their own thing. >> and they will, and just like jenna did and chelsea before her and the press has really respected, the mainstream press has really respected those boundaries. we don't see the girls out, though they are out with their friends at movies and things around d.c. that we don't see because the cameras look away. >> let's talk about the first lady. she's extremely popular, one of the most popular members of the administration. she's taken on a couple of pet
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issues, childhood obesity, military families. do you see her adding on issues, and maybe taking on things that are a little bit more controversial, taking more of a stand. she has played it a bit safe. >> i think she's not only going to take on new issues. she's talked about adding were im's health to her portfolio of causes while she continues to build let's move and her childhood obesity initiative and family initiative and i think she will take on a new role. yesterday what none of us on the national level saw is she spent hours doing radio and satellite tv interviews and turning out the vote, and she has become such a sort of asset to the president and deliverable that i don't think the west wing is going to let her go very easily. she may very well be out there on the -- out there with the public explaining her husband's policies in the way that everybody agrees he didn't do very well himself the first term. >> and by the way, she was a reluctant political spouse, didn't embrace it right away,
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back now at 8:22, the first "twilight" film opened back in 2008 and now four movies and $2.5 billion later in ticket sales, the final installment of the franchise is about to hit thesers. >> it is called the "twilight" saga "breaking dawn part 2," and in this one she's now a mother, a vampire and ready to live her life. >> welcome home. >> we thought you guys might like a place of your own. >> what do you think? >> i think it's perfect. >> go inside. >> this is our home.
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>> vampires don't sleep. >> it's not intended for sleep. >> kristen stewart, good morning, nice to have you back. >> thank you. >> so we were chatting a little bit in the commercial break here, and were you saying that, you know, okay, there's a bit of melancholy here. you're happy that the story has been told. a lot has changed with bela but the instant it was over you missed it. >> yeah. to have five years with one main focus, it's -- it's just different, five weeks, five months, so, yeah, i definitely -- i'm okay walking away but at the same time the i could -- i could keep it for another five. >> well, add together degree of difficulty for you, the last two movies were shot together, as i understand it, so in one movie you're human and pregnant and in the next movie you're kind of a butt-kicking vampire. was it hard to make that adjustment every day? >> yeah. i -- i was really lucky. playing bela for so long as a human really helped me play her
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as a vampire, didn't seem like a huge leap into fantasyland. it was a natural step for her, not to be cheesy, she really was born to do that. she, she. >> the character there, make a distinction. >> she's really, really strong and a character and, you know, the strength that you see as being a newborn vampire to, you know, being very self-assured, so how did that change your perspective in playing it that way? >> it always felt like if you took the fact that she was a vampire away, a fully realized version of who you always knew she could be. always self-assure. fear is a funny thing at that age. it can be a motivator or cripple you and bela has always been the type of person who once one of those walls are broken down, she doesn't want to build it back
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up. she lends herself to -- >> kristen, you have so many fans, and they will mad at us if they don't ask you and they follow your life and want to know are you back together with robert pattinson? >> funny you robert pattinson. >> i'm going let people watch whatever movie -- >> 8:26 on this wednesday, november 27th. tim kaine is headed to capitol hill. he defeated george allen in the senate race. maryland voters upheld an amendment to allow same-sex marriage. vincent orange wins re-election while david beat out incumbent michael brown. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. tom. >> coastal storm bringing rain initially. a few sprinkles this morning. then, changing to periods of wet snow later this afternoon. right now, just a little bit of light precipitation around northern virginia. we'll have that snow, maybe
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accumulating on grassy areas around the metro region. aaron?
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good morning. in prince george's county northbound at brown road, all your lanes are blocked. southbound is carrying both northbound and southbound valium to avoid delays, take brown station road. aaron?
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8:30 now on this wednesday morning. it is the 7th day of november, 2012. out here on rockefeller plaza. our crowd is here on this post-election day. another big day coming up. >> yeah, but can i say, you know what? you can feel it's going to be nasty. >> yeah.
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>> it's got that feel in the air. >> dampness. there's the wind. there's the dampness and like a pressure you can feel. >> why are we here outside? >> because they are out here. >> well, can you hear the music over our happy crowd. we've been playing one direction and that is our way of reminding you they will be here next tuesday live on our plaza. it is going to be a tween event. >> on my ipad, that's all it says. tween event. >> and also that poster you have had your dressing room, the neon one. >> yes. >> also ahead, it's been an extremely hard fought and long campaign for president, so the question some people might be asking this morning is where does mitt romney go from here? we're going to take a look at that in just a couple of minutes. >> all right. one of the issues on the campaign, jobs, a lot of people unemployed. where do you go?
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where do you find the jobs and we'll tell your best bet if you're starting the career or nearing the end of it. >> all right. if it feels windy and cold here, imagine how it feels along the beach in point pleasant, new jersey. al is hiding in a dump truck apparently. >> oh, you're not in the dump truck. it's just the angle. >> no, no, exactly. that's me. i'm bob the builder. we can fix it, yes, we can. that's what the ocean county workers have been doing. dumping sand that was on the umping sand on the street deposited by sandy a week ago, taking it, building this dune in one day. this eight-foot dune stretched about a mile all the way out to protect from the effect of this nor'easter that the weather channel named athena. they are naming winter storms this year. let's see what we have for today. we are looking, of course, at this nor'easter affecting the northeast with lots of rain, wind, later on.
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interior sections seeing up to ten inches of snow possible. fog through the great lakes. mountain snows pacific northwest. sunny through the southwest. fog in central california. sunshine through the gulf coast. tomorrow, mix of rain and snow pacific northwest. rainmaking its way down the california coast. rain through the northern plains. sunny and mild through the gulf coast. a mix of rain and snow throughout northern new england. >> that's what's going on arnds the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, the storm 100 miles southeast of ocean city producing moderate to heavy rain in new jersey. it doesn't look like it's going to crank around and move toward us for the afternoon. right now, a few scattered sprinkles across northern virginia and baltimore. later today, periods of wet snow this afternoon into this evening. a dusting on grassy areas, much of the metro area higher north and east and
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>> that's your latest weather. coming up at 9:00, matt, i'm going to ride in the front end load remember? good. live out all your childhood fantasies, al. appreciate it. when we come back, what's next for mitt romney. that's coming up, but first this is "today" on nbc. it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
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america runs on dunkin'! as we come back on this morning after the election, we're looking at some of the tweets people have been sending us about the night that was. and after coming so close, the question now is where does governor romney go from here? well, "today" national correspondent jamie gangel is taking a look at that this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. no question there's going to be a lot of time spent reviewing and analyzing what went wrong, but down the road expectations are myth romney will return to
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private life. in the final days of campaigning mitt romney seemed to believe victory was within his grasp. >> when i am president -- >> reporter: aides talked about a different mood and confidence. >> this is exciting, you know that. >> reporter: but as the results tipped towards president obama romney had to face the reality that he has lost his second presidential campaign. >> i think he understands here, too, whenever you enter a race like this, there's a chance you are going to lose and you have to be able to deal with it. he will. >> reporter: no question the defeat will be painful, with the second guessing. was it because of his inability to connect with everyday voters, his gaffe. >> 10,000 bucks. >> i like being able to drive people. >> ann drives a couple of cadillacs. >> reporter: or because of this, his new video. >> 47% of americans pay no income tax. >> mitt romney will regret the remark he made about 47% of americans not wanting to pay income taxes. that's one of the things he could have avoided. >> reporter: at 65 romney could run again, but in the past he's
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dismissed that as unlikely, and his wife ann recently ruled it out. >> is that the end of politics for you and your husband? >> absolutely. there -- we -- he will not run again. >> reporter: even if they were interested, presidential historian michael beschloss believes the gop will move on and quickly. >> mitt romney will now, unfortunately, for him be cited by republicans as our problem in 2012. some republicans will say he wasn't conservative enough. that's why he lost. other republicans will say he was too moderate. that's the conflict we're now going to see for the next four years. >> reporter: most speculation is that romney will return to private life, spend time with his family, perhaps go back into business. >> romney has some advantages as the loser that other men in the past have not. he's already independently wealthy so he doesn't have to go out and find a job. >> reporter: that said, whatever
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romney ends up doing, most politicians at mitt it takes more than a little while to recover from defeat. if his concession speech was any measure, mitt romney will publicly handle this defeat with tremendous grace, and savannah, i thought it might take 24 hours, but very early this morning i already heard speculation start about the presidential field for 2016 so it's never too soon. that's what we're going to be doing. >> jamie, it was actually about 24 seconds. i was up last night. that's how long it took. thank you so much. good to see you. >> sure. >> well, how are the election results playing overseas? nbc's michelle kosinski is in london with that part of the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah. it's been surprising to see the level of coverage here, and peel around the world staying up all night to watch the results and celebrate them. talking about how they see this election as important to their own futures, and the vast
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majority of them here pulling for obama. in britain, special coverage of the american election started close to midnight. >> "titanic" struggles. >> reporter: with depth and detail. survival that within the u.s. marveling an ocean away at the american passion. >> they must be absolutely -- >> big turnouts across the country. >> reporter: americans perfectly cheerful, they said, to wait in line for hours to cast a ballot. here in london, an all-night watch party at a pub still carried this enthusiasm at 4:30 in the morning. >> nobody can deny the special relationship that we have with america. britain and america are one in the same. world leaders have to have a good rapport with each other. >> as women as well, we had real concerns about romney getting in. there were a lot of issues we didn't feel comfortable about, so while we didn't have an actual democratic say in the outcome, you know, we have a lot of interest.
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>> reporter: the world participated in this election as much as it go. in pru, kenyan witch doctors, all walks of life, watching closely in miscou, berlin, beijing. israelis rallied behind romney after he said he'd support israeli action against iran, but some analysts estimated if the world outside u.s. had a vote it might go anywhere from 75% to 90% for obama. many seeing the american president as a force for peace as well as growth. >> the first is the economy. you have to remember that the u.s. is now recovering in a way that europe is not, and we look to you as a source of stability and growth for the rest of us. >> reporter: in paris they voted with their palates piggott an obama burger against a romney omelette and the town in japan declared obama for obama and in kenya where obama's father is from women have been giving thai newborns, the latest michelle
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obama, brian obama. >> we are now extremely excited. we are happy. >> reporter: in a village of kogelo his step-grandmother sarah said he's worked hard. people on the rest of this planet celebrating their vote for ones they couldn't cast. world markets also responded positively this morning, and only hours after winning his next term, obama got his first order of foreign business courtesy of british prime minister david cameron saying he wants obama's help to do more to protect the people of syria, put more pressure on the assad regime and assist the rebels. savannah. >> just one in a long to-do list for the president. thanks, michelle. coming up next, big issue in the election, jobs. how to find them no matter what your age. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on "today's money," jobs and the economy. two defining issues with voters during the past campaign. election may be over but not concern over where things are headed and where to find work. jean chatzky is "today's" forecasts editor and author of "money rules" and sharon epperson is cnbc's personal finance correspondent. ladies, good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> the voting is still over, but there's still 7.9% of the american people looking for work. >> in fact a cnbc survey showed just this week that 27% of the public has lost a job or someone in their household has lost a job in the last four years, so this is top of mind for so many people. >> we're going to break this up into different age groups, okay, and we're talking about the people in their 20s. they are just embarking on their career. you actually think there may be some good news for this age group. >> absolutely. the folks at careerbuilder.com do a survey every year where they ask employers if they are planning on hiring college grads. 54% said yes this year. that's up almost ten percentage
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points from the prior three careers. >> and if you've got a degree in business or you have some kind of a technical degree, have you a leg up over the competition in that age group. >> absolutely no doubt. but if you don't, you have to figure out how to take your skills and apply them in these areas that actually seem to be hiring. >> and let's not leave geography out of this. i mean, you can't just look and say, okay, here's my resume, i want a job. there are certain parts of the country, certain cities where you're going to have a better chance. >> right. we're talking about new york and washington, d.c., chicago, boston. if you are in your 20s, you're mobile. you don't typically have a whole bunch of responsibilities. this is when you go where those jobs are, particularly to those cities where there are more jobs than there are unemployed people. >> let me bump into the next age group then. now we're talking about workers in their 30s, all right. they want to find those jobs you just talked about, but they may not have training in those
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areas. they have already started their careers in other areas. what do they do? >> they go back to school in many cases. we've seen trade school enrollments really pop because nine months to a year you can get a lot of those skills that you need. >> getting a certificate or accreditation to do certain jobs, that can definitely help. you may think i already have a college degree, a masters degree, why do i need to go back to school, you need the extra credential. >> just to back up the geography thing that we talked about. when you look at the overall job picture based on job postings, washington, 1.3 job postings for every one unemployed person, san jose, boston, raleigh, north carolina. >> and, again, have you to make your skills fit the jobs that exist, but this is where you're going to have a better shot. >> sharon, how much should people in this situation be considering temporary work? >> well, i think they definitely should. if you need a job, you need a job, and often these temporary jobs can lead to full-time employment. what we're seeing right now with the holiday season coming up is a lot of retailers in particular and many companies are ramping
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up their staffing for the holiday season, and, in fact, a lot of -- one survey from snagajob.com found 50% of managers are ramping up their hiring and instead to keep those workers on perhaps full-time. >> take me into the next age category, and i mean by no offense to that. now we're going to talk about these people who are looking for jobs. they are in their 50s. what stands out? >> well, what stands out is the 1.9 million people in that age group that are still looking for work and what they really need to do is use the skills that they have and transfer them to other industries. they may also want to think about -- >> in other words, you've got experience. >> got experience, exactly. the areas you want to look at, energy, health care, look at financial planning and accounting and look at information technology, and think about the fact that if you've been laid off in financial services, maybe you can take those skills into the health care field. maybe can you go into sales at a hospital and you were doing that in financial services. >> and as long as -- i'm an equal opportunity here. now we're talking about these
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50-year-olds so they are looking at retirement on the horizon. >> they are. >> so it's important that they find work. it's also important that this stage of their lives they lower their cost of living. >> which may mean moving to a place where the cost of living is substantially lower, or if not, this is a time to trade down. this is a time to trade into a lower cost lifestyle so you then can save for retirement. >> that's a biggest change that a lot of people in their 50s need to make, and that's thinking about how they can really downsize their life, whether it's a home or whether it's moving to another place and one of the things we found on the cnbc survey is when you look at where the jobs are being created and where the cost of living is low, states like oklahoma, tennessee, texas, some of the states that you want to look at. >> real quickly, which of the age categories we just talked about would have any advantage, if any, in forming or starting their own small business at this stage. >> the boomers definitely because you have the experience. you already have the expertise and now is the time to start your own business, and we're seeing the numbers. doing it -- >> it's risky though. >> it's risky.
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>> if you've got a job. don't quit a job to start it at business. you do it at night, moonlight and get into it that way. >> an encore career, start it while you're working, something you've always wanted to do and trying out and definitely do them at the same time. it's really important to always be thinking about what that encore career could be so you don't find yourself out of work for a long period of time. >> good information on a subject that will continue to make headlines. sharon epperson and jean chat y chatzky, appreciate it. need to get away? top destinations in the country
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>> this morning on leonard's look of paint jobs that transformed a town. a town that went from drab to dazzling with a little imagination and a few paintbrushes. >> reporter: i had promised to return when the colors had transformed the landscape. when the last lingering clouds of doubt had finally given way to the vividly radiantly, brilliantly simple view that a basic change of colors could miraculously alter the fortunes of a small village. >> it was a miracle, you know. >> now everybody wants those colors. >> reporter: colors that have brightened the buildings and the prospects of centersville, new york, a rural community 50 miles
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south of albany. ten years ago before its multi-year do-over, tansersville was a drab and standard portrait of your over the hill country town, not an acceptable sight for eleanor patterson, a native of south africa and the most colorful residents in tannersville. how can i make such a grandiose claim? i've been to her house. let's just say that elena is drawn to color. >> clearly. >> reporter: so are lots of other people, as elena, her husband and two sons have witnessed over time while viewing carload after carload of strangers drive by their hard-to-miss home in the nearby woods. >> that made me think that this is clearly something we need to do in town. >> reporter: lure the visitors with alluring colors and don't hold back. make a statement. make a splash. what's the worst that could happen? that was elena's bold proposal ten years ago to the often he is tants merchants and landlords of
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centersville. skip pratt, owner of an unoccupied building on a street corner was the first to let elena have their wired with this tired looking structure. >> always some people that don't like the idea of change, but we needed a change. >> and people were up in arms after the beginning, especially after the first coats of paint went on. >> reporter: a creative conflict that first drew me to centersville back in the summer of 2003. after my initial story aired more media attention followed and that prompted more business owners to take the colorful plunge. the tide shifting and investment dollars from the royce family funds and other groups spurred a movement to preserve and rehab old buildings, including a renovation of this one shuttered orpheum theaters where musicians and dance troupes now appear. last summer musicians from new york city traveled to tannersville to lead a week-long
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workshop for local and visiting schoolchildren. adding yet another layer of artistic value to a village and region blessed with yearly reminders that human are naturally drawn to the spectacle of change. in the adjacent village of hunter, new york, kenneth hamrick, director of the piano performance museum, plays the same piece of music on pianos made from different materials, by different-makers in different eras to make the musical point that it's the variance in tone and shading which makes life interesting. >> we don't want uniformity. >> not at all. >> exactly, and you haven't seen the end yet. >> reporter: for "today," mike leonard, nbc news, tannersville, new york. >> colors look awful good to us. >> beautiful. >> when the storm comes here. going to get gray here in a few
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minutes. >> it is. we can feel it, too. just ahead, the drama of the presidential race and how it all unfolded last night and, of course, well into this morning. >> much more ahead on a wednesday morning, but first your local news and weather. 8:56 is your time now on this wednesday, 2012. question 7 in maryland approved, that means expanding gambling in prince george's county. maryland voters approved same-sex marriage.
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the first time it was posted for a vote. let's check the weather the meteorologist tom kierein. >> the cloud cover has been producing a few scattered sprinkles. the radar is showing we are getting a few scattered sprinkles around the area. much of the region is dry now. later today, though, maybe rain this afternoon changing to wet snow. >> thank you, traffic is up
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good morning. still checking out things in maryland. northbound richie road is closed, not road, you can get by in the southbound lanes. take brown station road. 395 is sluggish from the beltway to the 14
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and we're back now with more of "today" on a wednesday morning. it's the 7th of november. it's 2012. it's cold. it's dreary here in the northeast, and we are bracing for some more nasty weather. this is i guess winter storm athena is what they call it right now, and it's coming up the coast just when we don't need it. as a result we don't have a lot of people outside anymore. >> can't blame them. >> i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and willie geist. just ahead we'll be talking about the day after. >> we're here. a hard-fought battle but campaign 2012 is now one for the record books. president obama will return to the white house for a second term. we're going to have the latest from the campaign and take a
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look at how it all unfolded. >> and then the world's best travel destinations voted on by the readers of conde nast travelers. i bet you guys a crisp $20 bill that you can't guess the number one. >> i bet you were close to saying i bet you $10,000. >> best in the u.s. or worldwide? >> the u.s. >> the readers' favorite city. >> we'll do a gentleman's bet. i'm going to go with san antonio, texas. >> respect your answer, but it's incorrect. >> san francisco. >> incorrect. >> one of the ones -- that's been like number one. >> that's moved on to number two so we'll get that to you. >> where was san antonio? >> it's a tease. >> come on, let's go. >> give me number three. let's get a check of the top stories this morning with natalie over at the news desk. >> good morning, matt, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. an historic night as president
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obama wins a second term in the white house. the commander in chief addressed the cheering crowd in chicago after picking up more than 300 electoral votes. nbc's kristen welker hats very latest from chicago. good morning, kristen. >> natalie, good morning to you. after months of campaigning and spending record amounts of money, president obama declared victory. there is a lot riding on this second term, especially with the stagnant economy. just a few hours ago there was only celebration here in chicago. this is what it looked like. the crowd here erupted into excitement when president obama and the first family walked out on to the stage. he delivered a soaring victory speech in which he pledged to meet with mitt romney and also to work harder to foster a spirit of bipartisanship by reaching across the aisle to work with republicans on deficit reduction, immigration reform and jobs, jobs, of course, were the number one issues for voters. the economy almost costing the president his re-election. he made it clear he got the
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message. >> a long campaign is now over. and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you, i have learned from you, and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: now the president also joked that unlike 2008 the first daughters will not be receiving a dog this year. on a more serious note though, a campaign official tells me that the very first phone call that president obama made after governor romney called him to concede was to former president bill clinton, of course, one of his top surrogates during this campaign season. the obamas will head back to the white house a little bit later on today. natalie? >> all right. kristen welker in chicago, thanks so much, kristen. as the votes rolled in on election night, the republican party retained control of the house while the democrats held on to the senate, and another closely watched races consumer
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advocate elizabeth warren beat out scott brown to become the first female senator from massachusetts. in missour republican todd akin lost his bid for senate after his controversial comments earlier this year about women and, quote, legitimate rape. in illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr. has been re-elected to his post despite a lengthy absence and his current stay in the mayo clinic. and in maine and maryland, voters approved measures to allow same-sex marriage. and in colorado and washington state, residents voted to legalize marijuana, a measure massachusetts was also approved to allow medical marijuana use. just a week after getting slammed by supetorm sandy, new york and new jersey are bracing for yet another new storm. hundreds of flights in the area have already been cancelled, and airlines are evaluating how many more will be grounded. in low-lying areas police are using loudspeakers to tell residents to move to higher ground, and hundreds of nursing home residents in the hard-hit rockaways have already been
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evacuated. one ray of hope. weather experts now say ts nor'easter may be weaker than originally expected. after indicating that he would not voluntarily attend a congressional hearing this month, house lawmakers have issued a subpoena for barry kaden, the director of the massachusetts pharmacy at the center of the deadly meningitis outbreak. 30 deaths have been blamed on the outbreak and more than 400 people have been sickened by tainted steroid injections distributed by the compounding facility. the former president of penn state university is set for arraignment today as graham spanier's criminal case begins. he's charged with perjury and attempting to cover up the jerry sandusky sexual abuse scandal at his school. spanier denies the charges against him. a name for a new baby lion cub born just last week in china. this is twen twen which means
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spring. both of the cub's parents are yellow lions making the coloring unique and beautiful at that. now back with another check of the weather with from point pleasant beach, new jersey. >> a week ago we were standing on a dune that eventually got washed out and the public works folks here worked all night taking sand off the streets and created a new eight-foot dune that runs about a mile to try to protect against the effects of this nor'easter which the weather channel haser channel n athe athena. take a look. right now, we are expecting airport delays along the i-95 corridor from washington, d.c. to boston. the low pressure system is spinning up and bringing rain. we are getting rain here in point pleasant beach.
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we are worried about the storm surge, that's why they put up this dune to try to protect against the storm surge that could be three to five feet, eight to 12 foot waves. beach erosion. wind gusts of 65 miles per hour. we are also talking about rain and yes, snow along the coast, anywhere from one to two inches of rain. inland, and we are talking about upwards of two to six inches of snow from philadelphia up into northern new jersey and some isolated spots could get anywhere from nine to 12 inches. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> we are going to be brushed by that storm. a little light rain later this morning and into this afternoon changing to periods of wet snow that may accumulate on the grassy areas. the area in light blue, a dusting. northern virginia, the district. farther north and east, one to
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three inches. moepsly on grassy areas. winds gusting to occasionally up to 30 miles an hour. a beautiful pattern >> and that's your latest weather. now back to the gang. nice and warm. >> but you're doing a great job, al. >> he is. hang in there, al. coming across the street a few minutes ago, gusty and flurries, snow flurries. >> got a future as a weather man. >> was that good? >> low pressure moved through. >> stay around for your five-day outlook. let's go to today's "take 3," the three of us share our take on the three stories catching our attention and yours. where else could we begin but with election night last night. curious, savannah. you were there covering it and natalie looking at this pretty close. >> poor thing. probably so exhausted. >> not responsible for what comes out of my mouth at this point. >> natalie, what jumped out for you? >> what i loved watching and what really made the biggest impression last night is we all
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realize over the course of the election but how much the landscape has changed. i mean, everybody said it over and over again. the latino vote last night made a huge difference. back in the day we talked about the soccer moms being all the difference. here it's the football mami that made the difference. >> natalie has coined a term there. 7 out of 10 latinos voted for president obama, and if you look at -- really showed you the minorities are now the majority. 9 out of 10 who are black voted for president obama. 59% of young people so the youth vote made a huge difference, and single women, two-thirds of them voted for president obama as well. i mean, i think it says a lot, and you spoke about this last night how much the republican party has to connect with -- >> something that they will be thinking about. >> how they will find and make the connection. >> the white portion of the electorate has shrunk as it has every year. now it's 72%, and then you saw president obama ran up hugemore joins with non-white vote errs and you look at a state like
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nevada. it's 1 in 7 voters is latino. nevada has one of the worst economies, i think it has the highest unemployment rate. >> foreclosures. >> it's basically an economic basket case, and yet the incumbent is able to prevail, and a lot of people will be looking at that and saying that's the effect of the latino vote. >> and smart republican strategists have already come to terms with this. had before the election, especially so this morning. some of them saying this morning that texas within eight years could turn into a swing state, one that republicans have taken for granted. 38 electoral votes but with the rising latino population that suddenly could go into that category. >> republican ted cruz won in the stat, by the way. >> of all the important things to come out of the election, stunned to see what you zeroed in on here, savannah. >> to use brian williams team, weed, marijuana. >> that's not brian williams term. people say that. >> that was one of the funnier moments. >> let's put it plainly, we're
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talking about weed. colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana without a prescription. washington state also legalized it. massachusetts approved pot for medical reasons. i have to say it's a little complicated with federal law still forbids it. governor hickenlooper in colorado who won last night had a funny statement. he said the voters have spoken. we have to respect their will. this will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. that said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don't break out the cheetos or goldfish too quickly. that's why i bring it up. >> that's a great tweet. >> in a related story savannah just purchased a second home in colorado. >> oh, willie. >> a ski home. >> my favorite exchange last night is when lester hold said oh, yeah it's a good night for pot smokers and brian williams said let's keep your personal life out of it. >> got a little punchy there. >> for me some of the enduring images yesterday were the lines. a lot of us stood in lines to
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vote. we saw lines as six hours. >> i had no line. i was disappointed. should be waiting in a long line. >> one, how great is this that we still live in a country where people will wait six hours to cast a single vote in an election and number two how in the era of the iphone and ipad are we still standing in six-hour lines? has to be a better way. complications with electronic voting and concerns about fraud but there's got to be a better y than waiting six hours and having your name looked up in a phone book before you go into a booth. >> what's amazing to me is the areas that were ravaged by sandy. i mean, it seemed like they had the process down in a lot of the areas whereas in some areas here in new york city some of the voting poll areas, didn't have it down, and they had huge lines, and they weren't even affected by the hurricane. >> take two, twitter talk. the photo of the president hugging the first lady, been talking about it this morning, became the most popular twitter message of all time. >> retweeted. >> half a million times and
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there's a before and after image of the obama family, then and now, and it has gone viral, too. we've got that picture to show >> you what's amazing, i think is just seeing how much the girls have grown up in this time. this is the before picture. this is four years ago, and tn now, look at them. i mean, malia is almost as tall as michelle and -- and sasha, they are just gorgeous and beautiful growing up so nicely. >> and the president's got a bit more gray hair. >> what i liked about michelle, obviously everybody looks at what she's wearing, so last night, of course, everybody is like what is she wearing? and interesting to note she's wearing a recycled dress, meaning one she's worn many times over now. i think she wore it at a 2009 event and then a 2010 holiday party, a michael kors dress, recycling her dress again being very careful with the message the economy is still struggling so wearing that dress to stick to that message. >> and looking at that picture,
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done such a good job keeping the girls out of the spotlight. >> well rounded. >> and giving them as normal life as possible. >> we're so blabby that we'll call this take two because we didn't get to take three or the bonus game. >> we'll be back with all the weed talk. >> it was worth it though, right? >> okay. put that in your pipe and smoke it. >> that's good, good one. >> coming up next, how the drama of the election night unfolded. >> you're on fire today. >> where's al? we need him. with prevacid24hr. with one pill prevacid24hr works at the source to prevent the acid that causes frequent heartburn all day and all night. and with new prevacid24hr perks, you can earn rewards from dinner deals to music downloads for purchasing prevacid24hr. prevent acid all day and all night for 24 hours with prevacid24hr. the latest thing to wear with beautiful tops.
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traffic at polling sites all across the country. >> the power is with the people. >> less than three hours the first polls will close. >> i love election night. >> pull up a chair, get comfortable. we have every reason to believe we're going to be at this for a good long while. >> how good is romney's offense? how good is the president's defense? >> it's a different year. have you to think back where we were four years ago. we elected the first african-american president. >> this is the most important number of the night, watching that electoral vote. the road to 270. >> what's the key for mitt romney tonight is to go on the offense, to turn a 2008 obama state into a 2012 romney state. >> looking at these county returns, very closely, and i'm obsessed here a little bit watching orange county. florida is going to be razor tight all night. >> i would love geeking out with chuck todd. chuck, thanks. >> paul ryan's home state has fallen to the democrats. >> midwestern firewall is holding for president obama. >> that wisconsin call is such a
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big deal because it is now just ohio away for the president. >> we've been following florida. want to go back to the drama. >> 2,000 beep remembers going off for all the lawyers already in florida because everybody knew this would be a tight race. >> do they still use beepers down there, do they? >> speaking to obama campaign officials who say that they like what they are seeing right now. >> in the words of one source close to the romney campaign so far this night is stinging. >> it wasn't a very romantic campaign. >> hang on, chuck. hang on, chuck. >> here we go. >> we've got some critical calls. >> yes, we do. >> let's see now, roll them. ohio, president obama. >> brian, there's no what ifs anymore. that's done. >> gone from excited to election. take a moment to take it all in. >> president barack obama has become the fourth democrat in the last 100 years to be elected to a second term.
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>> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your wish to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader so ann and i join will you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> we're not as divided as our politics suggest. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe, and we remain more than a collective of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america, and together with your help and god's grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just what it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >> great victory speeches, great concession speech as well. >> so gracious. >> classfully done. >> a peaceful transfer of power
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and, you know, this is for president obama now, we've had three consecutive presidents now with a second term. that hasn't happened in more than 200 years, so relative -- >> look at the political facts. >> you googled that. it was a great night. very dramatic. coming up, switching gears. separating fact from fiction when it comes to your health, but first these messages. [ man ] ring ring... progresso
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compete live in the studio for a chance of the title of today's best. >> coming up, award-winning cities, resorts and hotels. >> and the pioneer woman rae drummond has a real crowd pleaser, bacon wrapped meatloaf after your local news. hmm these smell amazing, too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin [ ding! ]
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>> bond, james bond. >> that is daniel craig as the latest bond. google talked it daniel craig about the role tomorrow on "today." some think he's the best bond ever. >> come on. >> you saw the movie. >> i do love daniel craig. brings such athleticism. >> yeah. athleticism is like code for
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looks good without a shirt on. >> slow motion walking out of the ocean. >> athleticism, athleticism. >> you can choose to define it however you want, savannah. >> his athleticism will be here tomorrow on "today." you won't want to miss that. >> on full display. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside natalie morales and willie geist. >> coming up, we'll separate fact from fiction when it comes it your health. there's common beliefs such as flossing to help your heart or the belief that yoga is gentle on your body. we'll get a real scoop about some of the conventional wisdom out there. >> never heard that, flossing for your heart. >> really. apparently the plaque in your teeth has a lot to -- at least that's what we think, conventional thinking. >> need to learn more about that. we will a little bit later. if you're looking for a place to visit a tour of the very best in the world and according to some very seasoned travels we've got the conde nast award winners, everything from the top cities and hotels, many right here in the united states. savannah has still not guessed the number one city.
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and then up in "today's kitchen," three words for you. ready, bacon-wrapped meatloaf. >> that's comfort food. >> talk to me, baby. >> the very popular pioneer woman cooking up. >> makes me sad that al is not here to enjoy. >> mentioning al roker. ear muffs, bacon-wrapped meatloaf. i'm sorry. we'll save some for you. how are you doing? >> actually i would like -- i would like some ear muffs made of bacon-wrapped meatloaf. that would be fantastic. >> oh, man. >> we're here at point pleasant beach. you've seen the trucks behind me. look at the size of the tire track that this thing leaves. it's amazing. they are replenishing the beach.
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they built the dunes up. this isn't even high tide yet. high tide is going to be around 1:30 this afternoon. one of the detectives at point pleasant beach said they are very nervous about it right now. let's take a look and show you what's going on as far as today's weather. this nor'easter is making its way up the coast. windy conditions. out west, mountain snows in the western plains. showers in the mid mississippi river valley. fog in central california. tomorrow, a big area of rain and snow in the northern plains. wet weather in the california coast. rain in the upper midwest. rain and snow throughout coastal and northern new england. wds that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.. >> good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein right now. we have low cloud cover and temperatures hovering in the upper 30s and near 40. later this afternoon, maybe a
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little rain changing to periods of wet snow mid to late afternoon into the evening that may leave a dusting on grassy areas. father north and east, somewhat higher amounts. most of that on grassy areas. winds gusting 30 miles an hour >> savannah, natalie and willie, we are talking tomorrow. by this time tomorrow in parts of central and northern new jersey, even to southern new jersey, there could be anywhere from 3 to 9 inches of snow. some areas as much as 11 to 12 inches. >> wow. >> oh, gosh. so this is going to be one fun storm, kids. >> things that we don't need in this region. >> just as some people were getting their power back on, it could be taken away. >> great work, al roker, once again. >> coming up next, award-winning cities, hotels and resorts. what's the best city in america, willie? >> wait no more.
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this morning on today's travel. conde nast traveler is out with its 25th annual readers choice awards with the top destinations and hotels. good morning. >> good morning, willie. >> breaking the tension here. setting it up, want to get to the number one most popular city in the united states, according to your research. >> yes, for the second year in a row, top in the u.s. and now in the world, charleston, south carolina. >> great town. >> it's a fabulous town. on fire. savvy travelers are really enjoying this place because there's so much to offer here. it has history and culture. it has a real easy pace. fantastic sophisticated dining that's a magnet for foodies everywhere and proximity to beautiful beaches and this place really scores high for ambience and friendliness. what really kicked it to the top of the list this year.
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really anywhere in the world, and it's really telling also that will eight hotels in charleston have scored 90 and above. i mean, that's equivalent to london. >> wow, the people are great. southern charm. there a few months ago for the primary there and the restaurants are absolutely fantastic. a row of restaurants about ten deep and all just fabulous. >> glad you got a reservation. >> i know a guy. san francisco, chicago, santa fe and new york round out. any surprises on the list for you? >> the top five have all been circling around the top. what's really nice about charleston is the second year in the row and top in the world now so we're really excited about that. >> best in the world for resorts, we have to go to australia for that one? >> it's on hamilton island in queens land, australia. a really ultmath mat luxury tropical destination and one of only four properties ever in the history of readers choice awards to get a perfect 100 score.
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that means it scored in all categories. nestled in 30 acres, very secluded. 60 gorgeous huge pavilions. we're talking private plunge pools that look out into the sea. you get wallabies and cockodoos that come up on your deck and if you wanted to the staff will bring you with a picnic. >> it has to look expensive. >> it's about $1,000 enough. >> midwest here in the united states also scored the highest in the country with your readers, and it's in the windy city. >> it's the waldorf astoria hotel in chicago, the second year it's actually scored the best in the u.s. it's situated fantastically on the gold coast. what's great about this place. rooms, 188 rooms. they have the largest rooms in chicago pretty much. 889 square foot is the average. they are very chic and inspired
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by coco chanel and christian dior and what the readers really love is they have a very unique no-tipping policy. you get great service without having to tip every single time. >> so many great hotels in new york city. i don't know how the readers would pick just one but they did. which one? >> peninsula new york, ideally located just a few blocks from here on fifth avenue and 55th street. we're talking grand, sumptuous hotel, and the service is literally white glove. it's legendary, their service. they will do everything from walking your dog to pick up a pair of shoes from a downtown boutique, and it's -- its rooftop terrace is something wonderful. >> really more affordable. the number one hotel in the south is louisville, kentucky. >> louisville, kentucky, a great place, really lively. actually a 90-room hotel and contemporary art museum. it's a converted series of former bourbon and tobacco
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warehouses in downtown louisville so it's really fun. the rooms are loft-like and really friendly service. what really makes this hotel, its really astonishing collection of contemporary art on display everywhere in the hotel, in the restaurant, within the galleries. i mean, we're talking really great artist like sarah walker and sam taylor wood. >> the number one in the west is the oxford hotel in denver, $200 a night. >> really great deal. >> and in california, auberge du soleil. thanks for joining me. >> thanks for having me. >> and coming up next, we'll separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to your health. they are not hard to fi. just four ingredients, it all starts here. just as it was back 100 years. from the seed to the spoon, simple things go into every flake, every bite,
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this morning on "today's health," busting some common myths. a common stream of studies and research, hard to though what to believe when it comes to your well-being. carrie glassman is a nutritionist and contributor to "women's health" magazine. science and nutrition health research, still a new science. >> exactly, and contradiction is the norm. >> right. >> i always remind people of that, and the best we can do is take all of the research in account, of course, the latest research and our own personal needs when making health decisions. >> all right. so let's get to some of these statements that we posted on our website and our viewers weighed in on what they thought was fact and what they thought was fiction, and we'll reveal the
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first belief is footloosing is actually good for your heart so 91% of our viewers thought this was true. it's an accurate statement. 9% of our viewers thought it was false. we hear so much about plaque and your teeth being related to, you know, heart disease, so what's the truth. >> well, i'm not surprise that had your viewers thought that because for years doctors have touted the link between periodontal disease and heart disease. that's because they thought that the bacteria in our teeth that cause gum disease gets into our bloodstream causing an inflammatory response in our blood vessels which increases our risk for heart disease and stroke. however, the new thought is what happens in your mouth stays in your mouth. the american heart association looked at over 500 journal articles and studies, and they now say that there's no clear evidence that gum disease causes heart disease. but the net-net leer is, of course, we should still be footloosing away to reduce gum disease and, of course, also to prevent bad breath. >> okay. so keep flossing. next belief is you shouldn't eat
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soy if someone in your family has had breast cancer. 29% of our viewers thought that that statement was in fact true and 71% think it's false. so research says. >> soy is one of the most controversial topics in the nutrition world, and soy contains compounds called isoflavins which mimic estrogen d tumors in the breast failed by isoflavins. a recent study looked at over 10,000 breast cancer survivors and it showed when they had 10 milligrams of isoflavins a day, as much as you'll find in half a gram of soy milk so people are throwing up their hands. what do you do in the recommendation is have about one serving of real soy, so edamame or tempe versus processed soy.
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if that's even too much for you, take out a couple of servings per meat and add in real soy, reducing the meat and getting the benefits of real soy without going overboard. >> good to know. next one, fat-free salad dress, the best choice. 83% of our viewers responded said they think it's false where 17% think it's true. >> we all know somebody that has their fridge lined with fat-free salad dressings because the thought always was take out the fat, lose the fast. we now know that fat is healthy for us for multiple reasons. one of them is absorbing fat soluable vitamins so it's particularly important when you're eating a salad because salads are loaded with vitamins, the keratonoids that helps lower the risk of heart disease. that doesn't mean you pour on the dressing. add a clear base where if you
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like the creamy dressing, i tell people to get the heart healthy fats from avocado and mix it with a cream el balsamic vinegar. >> thank you so much. more tips on our website that you can read through it all. thank you. >> coming up next, the pioneer woman ree drummond cooks up a classic comfort food with bacon. we can't wait, but first this is "today" on nbc. when we switched to fios, we got better tv, better phone, better internet. it was like somebody like took our computer, shook all the junk out of it. we're actually getting more for our money with fios. [ male announcer ] it's time to get more for your money. upgrade to verizon fios internet, tv and phone with our best price online. just $84.99 a month, guaranteed for one year with no annual contract. there's at least three computers. [ girl 1 ] a tablet. [ woman 1 ] couple of gaming systems.
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this morning in "today's kitchen," what's for dinner, bacon-wrapped meatloaf. that's what's for dipper. that's all i'm going to say to get you up to the tv. ree drummond, aka the pie mere woman has a new book aka called "charlie and the christmas kitty." >> good morning, willie. >> the book comes together with the food here because charlie is like a bacon freak, is that right? >> that's the understatement of the year.
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i have this basset hound and he loves napping and bacon. >> a lot like me. >> yeah, me, too, come to think about it. i've blogged about charlie for years. he's this hilarious lazy dog and i've written a couple of children's books about him and my new book has a christmas theme. it documents what happens when a kitten comes into charlie's life so in honor of charlie the bacon lover i have a bacon spread for us. >> i like how a book segment has turned into a meatloaf segment so let's get right into it. >> i'll have you tell me what to do. we've got some ground beef and white bread soaked in milk here and help me throw all these ingredients in, parsley, beaten egg, parmesan, a little cajun seasoning for some kick. >> what's the story on the bread and the milk? how long do you soak that? >> just enough for the bread to soak up the milk, not artisan crusty loaf, like white sandwich
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bread from our youth. knead it together. >> and it becomes a hunk of meat. >> you don't put it in a pan. >> i put it on a baking pan and all the grease drips off it and what this meatloaf so charlie friendly or ree friendly, i wrap it in bacon slices and tuck it under and i'll move on to the sauce which is my favorite part of meatloaf which is ketchup-based. >> brown sugar with ketchup. >> ketchup, brown sugar, hot sauce for a sick, i like things saucy and a little dried mustard and worcestershire. >> do you feel like you can put bacon on almost anything? >> i wouldn't want to live in a world without bacon so i find all sorts of ways to use it and all sorts of things to wrap it in so anything wrapped in bacon is wonderful. so basically with the sauce, it
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just gets purees over the top. i reserve a little bit for dipping at the end. >> all right. >> spread this around. >> hi, natalie. >> all that bacon. >> meat wrapped in meat. >> life it good. >> i like to serve this with mashed potatoes or mac & cheese and in honor of the bacon lover choo charlie i'm doing cheese grits with bacon. creamy cheese grits with bacon. >> beautiful, too, the presentation. >> best looking meatloaf i've ever saw. >> poor al roker. i'm going to put saran wrap over this and save this for him. ree, thanks so much. >> give our best to charlie. >> kathie lee and hoda coming up next.
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9:57 is the time now on this wednesday, november 7th, 2012. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. a cold and wet day on tap. tom kierein is here with a look at the forecast. are we getting snow? >> probably later this afternoon. storm team 4 radar is showing snow in south jersey, traveling toward the west and may move a bit to the southwest and come
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closer to the metro area later this afternoon. maybe a dusting on grassy areas on some of that wet snow melting on roadways. north and east of washington could be one to three inches on the grassy areas this afternoon and evening. danella, how is traffic? >> delays and an accident in the left shoulder lane. i-66 past 50 is sluggish in the area. over to the interchange, an accident in the right shoulder lane toward braddock. it's gone. the dulles toll road is 34 miles per hour taking 22 minutes to the interchange. >> how to handle election an
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hello, everybody, welcome to winesday wednesday, november 7th. we survived. we survived what i think was the longest election -- >> in the history. >> from beginning to end in the history. it seemed like that. >> we all felt like that baby, the one that was cries, bronco bama and mitt romney. last night, i think they called
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it 1591:12, they called it for barack obama. he is president of the united states once again p he was, by the way, most tweeted about political event in u.s. history. now, i guess this is the first -- the other election had twitter but i don't think like that. >> twitter has so taken off. even i tweet. so, that tells you how big, don't actually do it, but you know what i mean. i'm involved in the process. i have heard about that. >> things have changed enormously in the last four years. they will only change the next four. >> the obamas tweeted a photograph after they won and said four more years and it is a hugging picture of barack obama and his wife, michelle. >> but that's an older picture. >> yeah. a lot people were tweeting at voting places, i tweeted at mine only because my voting place yesterday -- >> in new york. >> everyone said you are going to breeze in. mine was a mob scene. i mean, look at -- this is me. >> there's no line. >> no. it is a blob. it's a moving mass of blob. >> like a springsteen concert.
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>> once you film out, by the way, with your pen, then you have to feed it into a machine in another line. >> you were getting yelled at for doing it improperly. they had to do it face up, which meant everyone saw -- >> how you voted. >> that's why they call it winesday. >> well, usually i sit home and i'm a news junkie, i'm a political junky. >> yes, you are. >> i like to watch everything and analyze. i was at our show last night. >> where we are gonna be today. >> where we are gonna be today. i thought it was weird, thought it would be ten people. almost had a packed house last night. people are so weary, they voted, let's go see a show. hopefully all of broady is busy last night. we need diversity. >> need to get their minds onto regular life and a lot of people, between the horrible storm and the election that's occupying a lot of people's thoughts, now, with the exception of what's coming tonight and the storm -- >> what concerns met most, the
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election showed us how unbelievably divided we are as a nation it can get soing you olympic both sides and we have to remember that no matter who you voted for, barack obama is our president. >> right. >> and he is going to need our support and prayers more than ever with all the problem there is are in this world. so, try to put aside your own personal feelings and reach across whatever aisle is in front of you, because you know what ultimately, we are all in this together. >> you're right. you're right. when you watched it last night and you watched mitt romney's concession speech and an elegant man. >> i got to say in this country, it's so unique in that you watch a very rabid bat went an for a year, forever, it seems like and then in one night, it is like -- civility reigns. >> no coup d'etats here. >> not only do we do this show but we were correspond dents for
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another program, we were very, very busy working for "the "daily show."" watch! >> "the "daily show"" election night special, featuring jason jones, jessica williams, george stephanopoulos, jim cantore a anderson keeper and his golden saxophone, hologram edward r. murrow, bob schieffer. >> all right. >> tom brokaw. >> if it ain't brokaw you don't fix t. >> jose diaz-balart. [ speaking in spanish ] >> you'll be the first to know. >> hoda and kathie lee. >> we've been drinking since since the midterm. >> and me -- >> patrick stewart. >> "the "daily show"" election night coverage this ends now. >> okay. did you see us? >> yeah. >> we were excellent. that was the most words. >> do we get paid for that? okay. there is a professional cuddler out there, you guys, a weird story. you want to know who is right and who is wrong force? that gnocchi, the squirrel. >> the squirrel.
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>> gotten so many of these political -- campaign -- he has called them, called the race the right way. >> there were two bowls of nut, one for president obama, one for governor romney and he was supposed to pick the nuts and the nuts he ate were the winner. >> he ate more of the governor's nuts. >> anyway, and also jimmy fallon's dog was incorrect. >> garrity girl was wrong, too. a lot of people were wrong a lot of people. just shows you how these things skew so weirdly. it ain't over. yogi bear was right. >> the fat lady since. >> right. talk to us about the cuddler. >> a 29-year-old woman who wanted to make extra cash, she realized that a lot of people don't have a lot of love in their life, she decide she had would call herself the professional cuddler, charge people $60 an hour for afefect n affection, crawl into her bed, fully clothed, no hanky-panky
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business, someone paid $60 and hug and lay there in her bed. >> that is among the weirder things i've ever heard in my life. first of all -- >> it's a double bed. >> yeah? >> doesn't matter. how sad and lonely is that somebody has to pay sbds 60 so they will hug them. have we come to that? >> i don't know. >> ask anybody on a new york street for a hug, they will give you one. they really l some people will give you a little goose at the same time. and steal your wallet, but that's all right. they will give you the hug you need. >> all right. okay. so yesterday, you guys, we talked about tink. >> yeah. outrageous reactions. yes. settle down, people. >> there's a tipping he had yet question, i'm not sure if she was eating with herself or others, $138.3 $138.35. on her receipt, she wrote "thank you, that was great and sorry,
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single mom." >> sorry, thank you, it was great, single mom. >> okay. some people saw that and were skeptical, some people thought that and she is being honest and open. >> a single mom who had $138 at a meal for a restaurant. >> right. that is pretty steep. yeah. how about you go to a little less expensive restaurant and take care of the people that served you, seems to me. we don't know how legitimate this story is. we heard from a lot of you who do work in the service industry who feel like you guys, not just us, the world doesn't understand that we get paid less than minimum wage, 30% less in connecticut, at least. 30% less, because that's what tips are supposed to make up for. >> mm-hmm. >> and you know, they don't always. it's a crap shoot. so, we do feel your pain. i just have another part of me, too, that feels like i don't like to reward bad behavior.
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>> there is an an app you've got, on face books you get tagged in a picture? >> i used to play it when i was little. >> tagged on a photo -- >> you have no say in it, i understand. >> yeah. yeah. >> now a new app called bada-bing. >> that brings back memories. >> ofs course, it does. >> the famous strip club in jersey -- sopranos, sopranos. >> anyway, the bottom line is this app has a way of finding your face and body, i guess face and body recognition, no matter where it is and it can find you only in a bathing suit, okay? so they can -- if there was a bathing suit picture ever posted of you, let's say some guy is clickety clacking. look at you. >> oh, my gosh. when was this? >> right before married frank, last time i looked like that. >> you look like cassidy, if you were blonde. >> the truth is, i can't believe cassidy weighs one pound more
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than i did at that point. >> oh, my god. >> actually, that is the only time i looked that good. the day before i didn't. and the day after i didn't. so, thank god somebody took a picture of me h. >> but can you imagine if someone were looking online could type your name in and somewhere, some random -- that's not the picture i want. thanks. thanks. thanks a lot, okay? >> you look good, hoda. >> oh, yeah. >> no you do. >> the reason i have a towel. i have always been self-conscious, look how i sit, towel, arms, everything, covering. >> you look terrific. >> by the way, thanks, okay. i know that was the best that was out there in the web. >> went last time you wore a bikini? >> you know what i wear them when i don't know anybody. >> but people know you >>. >> but i don't know them. >> you are an egyptian goddess. you could go down to puerto rico and think, oh, good, i'm safe. 30,000 people on the beach are going to know, there's hoda. >> you know what, i'm self-conscious. i usually -- i wear a wrap. and when i lay down, i lay down
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first and then i take the wrap off and then i put it back on to get up. >> never walk the beach? >> i don't walk it without a wrap. are you kidding? no. no. no. >> but i'm so in awe of people quite heavy that just put their stuff out there for anybody and they're playing on the beach, they're frisbeeing, going and picking it up, putting it in your face. they don't care. they have -- they have something that i don't have. confidence. they have body confidence, god bless them. >> i'm also in awe of that one of those things you look and, wow, i'm always covering and hunching. >> you are the last piece of person -- piece of person who should. we have something we have to take up. wfrmt to have ask you this question first. would you ever go to a store, buy something, wear it and then return it? wear it and then return it, would you ever do such a thing? we have evidence that someone on
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our staff -- >> does it on a daily basis. >> joe app la mark ka. >> want all people in her area, this person should -- >> please look at her dress, because she now owns t before she was wooing it. >> shamed her into buying it today. >> the tags in it. we pulled them out. now returning it. >> we would like to know if you make a habit of doing that and why, if you do it, do you think that that's okay when you're actually reducing the value of an article of clothing which you are probably going to return. say this costs oh, $98 and i could tell you the name of the store, but i won't. if you took it back after you wore it, it is -- it's no longer worth $98. so what we are asking now is if that savory? >> i kind of think no. >> what? >> i kind of think no. >> first of all, the sweetest human being on the planet exexcept for this theft thing, she is a wonderful person.
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>> except for the theft thing. >> she is not a liar though. that is the good news. you ask her, she will go yes, i do that a thief, not a liar. bifrnlt tent, if you took it home, you weren't sure. kind of liked t. >> you try it on. you put it like -- >> but then you're not -- then you want reaction from your friends, you go, oh, i like it okay, then you own it. >> then what what do you say -- you have worn it out to dinner? yeah, you should fan yourself, with shame, misi is take it back. >> wore t. >> say you go out dancing. and there's pit marks and you take it back. >> pit marks, no, that's not right there should be a few -- but people in the store all the time, we don't know if they showered, put it on, took it off right in front of you. >> we'd love to know how you feel about that, okay? >> yes, we would. >> speaking of winesday wednesday, the best wine destination -- >> where are they? >> in the country. trip adviser surveyed, it said number five is long island, new york. come a long way with some of their wines. number four, the finger lakes region of new york state you
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more than 100 wineries in that area, 90% of new york's wine comes from there. >> wila met valley, oregon is known for their pinot noir, which you love. >> love that number number two, napa valley, i thought would be first. >> the first place is -- >> sonoma. >> wow. >> sonoma, california. >> right next to one another, pretty much. have you ever been there, hoda? >> i have never been. is it beautiful? >> if you and i were ever going to have a romantic weekend that would be the place you and i would go. >> yeah. all right, you know where we are going to go today, wednesday? >> where? >> gallagher's. >> that's right. >> we are going to gallagher's, a big lunch with everybody coming, excited to drink a lot of wine. hfrnlt to cancel last week because of the hurricane. of course, having a nor'easter today but come on down. i mean, everything's relative, it's just going to be 60-mile-an-hour winds instead. only two feet of water. no, we are going to be at gallagher's restaurant on west 52nd street, okay, everybody? >> a bunch of people coming to visit. >> 200 ladies, sold out like
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twilight saga, breaking dawn, be part. >> nikki reed is back as rosalie hail, taking care of bella's daughter, of course, whom she formed a very special bond. >> good to see you. >> nice to sue guys. >> you have been playing the bad girl in the five movies? >> i have been doing that yeah. >> every actress tells us, myself it is much more fun to be the bad girl. >> i initially thought it would be more challenging and it was, but i guess i didn't realize through the course of the films as everything was unfolding, people have a really hard time disassociating you from who you play. subconsciously, they think you're -- >> what do they say to you on the street? >> what is the worst thing someone said? >> actually, it is not bad. usually come up to you and say, oh, my god, you smile. okay. you are so nice. >> okay. so yeah, you're so not like your character. >> separate it. >> called acting. hello. >> this being the end, is it something you're looking forward
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to -- were you looking forward to it ending or wish that this was going to go on a little bit longer? >> i don't know. i have all kinds of feelings. it's strange. it's hard to feel sad over something that brought so much joy to my life and there's so many wonderful things. >> everything happened for you. >> so many wonderful things came from this and we made it to five movies. i mean, these such an accomplishment and so grateful for it. but i mean, i am sad. i am sad. >> but i wouldn't want to wear red lipstick ever again for the rest of my life or be pale. >> how about the contacts? >> oh, that's right. pretty rough. >> now, was there a dash to grab some memorabilia? >> any thievery involved? >> personally, accident taking any. i'm always afraid of getting in trouble. >> you are a big karma believer? >> i am. i am. accident taking any. but i ended up somehow with my baseball shoes from the first movie. kristen actually went back to reshoots and grabbed them for me because she knew i loved them so much. >> they have got mud on them?
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>> they have mud on them, they sit in a box in my house, i can't wear them. >> probably auction them off and gift money to red cross or something, not that i would ask to you do it but probably a ton of money for something like that? >> that's good idea. yeah. my mom might have her heart broken. >> give it to your mom, maybe. >> another career kind of going at the same time, a little musical career with your husband of one year, right? >> we just -- yeah, just hit the one-year mark. >> do we have a -- >> here's a little bit of your music video, the two of you. >> he is awfully recognizable. he was here with you last time. >> he was. >> tell us about paul. >> he usually -- we usually go everywhere together, but he -- you know, a 24-hour trip this time and so much fun with our music right now. >> you have been married a year r you said he said i love you very quickly after a week and he did it in the form of a song, right? >> yeah. two weeks after -- i said that? oh, my goodness. >> we read. >> everything we read. >> everything about me.
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he did. he wrote -- he wrote a song called "i love you, i'm just letting you know" and that's how he broke it for me. i played it for my mom instantly and i don't know if that was the thing to do it made him really nervous. >> so, were you in love shortly after that, did it happen quickly? >> yeah it was all very -- now it's kind of a blur. i think at the time, i could talk about it a little more, it was fresh in my mind, now it feels like it all -- it all happened really fast it is kind of a blufrmt. >> well, you are lucky, off good life, right? the movie, a great husband. >> what -- jewelry line, right? >> i have my jewelry. i'm wearing some stuff right now, my topanga clip on, my earrings, wearing some stuff here. >> you are a busy girl. >> a busy girl. we have our album called "the best part," out now. >> just came out, right? they wrote all the songs together. >> beautiful. i listened to that music. i love t. >> wish you great happiness. we don't care what anybody says, we think you are really, really nice.
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back with more on this winesday, wednesday, playing who knew? today we are testing your knowledge of past commanders in chiefs. kathie lee gifford next door at the nintendo world store. ready to hand out $100 who get the answers right, those that don't, they get her cd. helping me out is the senior writer for "newsweek" and the daily beast. are we ready? >> ready, hoda. >> go across the street to kath. >> a lovely south carolina principal of a mccracken school is that what it? >> mccracken middle school. >> you better know this, missy, who was the first president to live in the white house, george washington, john adams, thomas
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jefferson or james madison? >> john adams. >> wow, she knows her stuff. wow. wow. wow. >> the resident act established the nation's first capitol, built the white house for eight years, cost $232,000 to build the white house. a bargain in today's dollars, but not back then. john adams and abigail moved in in 1800. >> back across to kathy. >> holly jean gifford, can you believe it upstate new york? who was the youngest person to become president, was it james polk, theodore roosevelt, john f. kennedy or bim clinton? >> john f. kennedy. >> that's what i thought, too. >> she's wrong. the correct answer there is -- >> theodore roosevelt. i have all their ages. >> tell us. >> 1901, ross investment became president at the age of 42 years and 322 days, young youngest president. after his, kennedy, 43 bill clinton, third youngest, 46, then ulysses s grant and barack obama, fifth youngest president,
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sworn in at 47 years and 169 days. >> wow. back across to kath. >> nice lady from upstate new york what is the name of the new nbc television series based on a family at the white house, like will life at the white house, commander in chief, 1600 penn or the situation room? >> 1600 penn. >> good for you. >> that's not even on yet? >> it is not. comes out january 10th. bull pullman, president in "independence day," place comedic president and his wife was jenna elfman from "dharma & greg," this trophy wife first lady. >> that was weird. back across to kath. >> from new york city, which president got permission to build a swimming pool and a movie theater in the white house? was it george washington -- movie meter is i -- well. franklin delano roosevelt, richard nixon or ronald reagan? >> roosevelt? >> they cheat bud we will give it to them. >> yeah, franklin roosevelt. >> needed the pool for therapy for his legs, built the pool in
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1933, 1942, a movie theater a good who knew for you, do you know who the first person was who watched an x-rated movie in the white house? >> no. i think i know but -- >> jimmy carter, watched "midnight cowboy." x-rated means something different now than then. >> back across to kath. >> this lady from california. all righty. which actor played president bartlett in the popular tv series "the west wing," john lithgow, rob lowe, marten sheep or jeff daniels? >> martin sheen. >> more cheating than in the election. >> people know. what is going on? >> only lit president, aaron sorkin when he wrote "the west wing" didn't think the president would be featured at all and martin sheen cast in four episodes, he was so great, they kept bringing him back. >> he was great in that row. i think time for another one. >> one more. all right, true or false, every president in the white house has
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been married. >> false. >> third time they cheated in a row. >> who knew all the answers? the girl in the back? give her all the money. so, who was not married? >> james buchanan, the 15th president, never got married. he did live for 15 years with his man friend, another senator, not saying anything. >> what? >> just saying -- before becoming president, add male roommate friend. >> because of that we are going to do one more. go ahead, one more. >> all the way from hawaii. which movie does michael douglas plate president of the united states, the american president, charlie wilson's war, independence day or frost nixen? >> the american president. >> wait, did he cheat? did he cheat, too? >> we both love that movie, 1995, annette bening the romantic interest. it's great. a great one. are we doing another one? is it over? one more. one more, kath. >> i guess, which president was a licensed bartender?
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>> oh, my goodness, i will say cleveland. >> you're wrong. good guess. >> all right. what's the correct answer? >> abraham lincoln, before becoming president, he owned a tavern but he didn't really drink sew believe informed selling alcohol but didn't partake in it himself. >> these are all very interesting, by the way. >> thank you for having me. >> thanks for coming on. are you an easy target for online scammers? we will tell you how to avoid getting hacked. sara haynes, you know, they get into her stuff, right after this. ♪
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it is time for today's tech and from online banking to twitter accounts and wifi, we are all connected all the time, except of course, you >>. >> i am tech adverse, that is true. but the average person has about 25 different online accounts and only uses about half a dozen passwords. so how do you protect yourself from getting hacked? love that word. >> one person in dire need of shep our own sara haines, here to protect sara and you is will pellagain, the center for internet security and founder of cybergriffin. >> so nice to have you. >> how are you? >> we're good. we think of sara as really, you know, savvy about all this stuff. >> and she is. she is great. this is not about sara, per se. i mean, so many people are falling prey to phishing attacks. >> now, you call it phishing, but it's p-h? >> the hackers change that. >> sara has an account, how
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would someone be able to -- there are passwords and could be numbers, letters a million things to think of, how would you ever find out. >> you know what a phishing scam is, right? >> no explain for people. >> such as ourselves who don't know. >> you got that e-mail and it said that it was somebody that was in europe and they have been detained and they need money and you want to have them send it, it was a relative that you would want to send money to. so, it'ses's scam, nigerian scams, read about all of those. >> yeah. yeah. >> in this particular case, we played little prank with your producers to see whether or not she would fall prey to a phishing attack. >> well, sara, you are savvy, sara, not just someone who opens up every weird e-mail. >> yeah. >> e-mail was from you. >> you were part of this, too. >> so wait, what does this say what happens? >> it says -- oops, sorry. >> did you really dress trixie as tiger? hey, i saw this pic of trixie? >> no. >> it is my dog.
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that is my first reaction, oh, my gosh, hoda knows my dog. that's how it popped up on my screen. >> is very easy to do. >> so you sign like that all the time. >> i sign like that. >> so there's two problems here, the first problem is if you look at it if you clicked on your name from the sender, hoda, really isn't you, see the 9 at the end? we blocked out the e-mail address. >> i can't see what it says. >> okay this is a made up -- this is a made up e-mail, not your e-mail. but it showed up in her e-mail box, just says hoda. that's why that was number one. >> of course you would react. then what happened? >> so all firning scams have three components. one, comes from a trusted source, apparent trufsed source like hoda. the second is it is either going to entice to you do something or scare to you do something, meaning they want -- the hackers want you not to think. if you took a breath and you really sat back, you would start thinking this would not be real. for example, no offense, hoda, i'm not sure if you would know how to make a hyper link to take
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this in the words. >> i was more impressed you knew my dogs. >> hoda always signs xo. >> i have to tell you all this came from the internet. we did not get any information from your producers. we went out and just did our own public availability of information that's out there. >> let's fast forward. so, she clicked on the take this thing? >> what would have happened, if i was a bad guy, malicious software would have been downloaded on her computer, totally compromised meaning i could do anything she could do on her computer. >> like what? >> turn on her camera, watch what's going on in her house? >> any password i typed n. >> any credentials, take all her information and -- >> tap into her bank account, drain her bank account, get on her credit cards? anything? >> 500 million phishing scam e-mails a day. >> so, if i get some -- >> so secure. i love this. >> so, what do you do? get an e-mail looks like a dproirngtsd click on it? >> don't click on on t we are a clickaholic society at this point. we are clicking so fast, just take a breath.
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look at it does it make sense? does it really look like -- >> who has time for that? >> seen it on my desktop, i open it on my iphone, it would have shown that e-mail and that would have caught me, because i know your account, but it didn't, it popped up hoda kotb. >> your phone is more dangerous in that sense, as much information? >> no, either one would have done it if she was busy. sara business circumstance and that's why so many people are falling prey, a large majority of people fall prey. >> we have to tell people about passwords. >> absolutely. >> a lot of people use the same password for everything it is hard to remember this password's for twitter this one for facebook this for my american express, some people use one blanket password. >> some people, like you? >> you know what a bad password, any word in the common dictionary, even if it is a foreign language, anything numbers. >> halloween would be a bad password? >> absolutely. >> why? >> would be breached -- broken, hacker could attack that within a matter of seconds.
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how? >> they have tools now, tools that break that at a rate of 8.2 billion attempts per second. >> a lot of people use the word password as their password. >> yeah. let me ask you, is your -- not going to ask you what your password was, a common language word? >> not your concern. >> no. that's good answer. but if it is, go home and change it right away. >> that's a good one? >> i would never remember that. who could remember that? >> give you an easy tip. a phrase -- a phrase from one of your favorite sing. >> flo rida. >> shawnty got low eight times. >> i don't know but i love the song. >> we have one four, too, kathie lee. >> duh at d -- that looks like -- a question mark? it looks like russian >>. >> broadway show. >> yeah.
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>> do you have a dream, question mark, stand up. >> wow, i like that. >> that's smart. >> so this is easy to remember and you can just vary slightly for different accounts. the reason why you need to have different passwords, if i break into one of them, then i've got keys to the kingdom. >> great information. an awful lot of people. >> thank you very much. >> my pleasure. >> i needed it. thank you. >> you want to find out if you're hackable, you can take will's quiz, on our website at klgandhoda.com. the jazzed up brownies. you can't wait. no up about is going to know that they came from a books. we are going to show you how to cheat once again. golly. >> i liked your password. [ bells dinging ]
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ladies home journal, kara is here. >> a normal bouke buy, duncan hines or whatever? >> any boxed brownie, don't have to to go to the bakery to get fancy brownies, everything goes with it. it is really easy. think i'm not going to do raspberry brownies, i'm not a pastry chef. cream cheese, egg, sugar. >> how much? >> a cup. >> two pats of butter. >> see. you know. >> mm-hmm. >> and a little bit of flour. for stabilization. >> stabilization. a hard time. >> exactly. >> what is this? >> almond extract. a little extra flavor. okay. i have to use my stirring muscles. go, girl. >> so that's all it takes. the mixer or your muscles. >> okay. >> then -- >> yep.
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>> onto the brownie mix, in a 9 by 13 pan. and dollop it on. i'm just going to do half and show you how easy it is to marble this. >> okay. >> oh. >> marble. >> take a knife, whatever you want and get that marbled. full sprinkle some raspberries. >> of course i will. >> yes. >> and bake it. >> is that it? >> that's it. >> those are them. like bakery quality. >> according to the directions on the box? doesn't change. >> no. and just the base, adding to these, making them fancy. >> pretty. >> next one we are taking that trend of salty and sweet. so we broke pretzels up and mixed them into the brownie batter, baked them on top, really crunchy. >> then what do we do? >> these are melted butterscotch chips. >> of course they are. >> a ziploc bag, you don't have to get -- >> okay. >> drizzle, right? >> yes, so it's caramel, chocolate. want to do it? >> do t it's warm.
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>> look what's happening. >> make the lines. >> awesome. so it sets up and you get those beautiful little -- >> reminds me a little bit of when my kids were little -- >> stop it, stop it. stop it. >> i'm just gonna try this. >> try that. tell me how it is. other ones we have are ginger pineapple. >> all the recipes on your website or in the magazine? >> i know. i know. >> one more. the one i'm waiting for. >> talk about that one. so this is one of my favorites, like you've been eating reese se's peanut butter cups. chocolate chips mixed inside and nuts. >> what kind of peanut butter is this? >> regular smooth peanut butter, natural or not. now the other great thing. >> unbelievable -- >> the other great thing, get gluten-free baking mixes, the gourmet baking mixes, whatever you want, really easy. >> this is delicious. >> right? >> not going back to the other ones?
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>> we have to stop now because we are on our way to gallagher's. >> got take a break. be back with more on "today" on nbc. >> maybe one more bite.
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